Wednesday, 20 June 2018

WestJet Link takes off.......... the new regional airline begins services

WestJet inaugurated its new regional airline service today, WestJet Link, from Cranbrook and Prince George to Calgary. Service starts from Lethbridge and Lloydminster to Calgary on June 21 and Medicine Hat to Calgary on June 22. Overall, WestJet Link connects five new cities to WestJet's growing hub at the YYC Calgary International Airport.

"This is a great day for the communities who now benefit from WestJet's non-stop service and convenient connectivity to the WestJet network," said Tim Croyle, WestJet Interim Executive Vice-President, Commercial. "WestJet continues to offer Canadians more travel options and WestJet Link brings more choice, lower fares and WestJet's renowned guest service to these five communities."

These new routes add to WestJet's existing leadership position in Calgary, offering more flights and seats to more destinations than any other airline with an average of 147 daily departures to 49 destinations.


"We'd like to congratulate our partner on their addition of WestJet Link, which will increase connectivity opportunities for their guests out of YYC Calgary International Airport," said Bob Sartor, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority. "These additional routes throughout Western Canada will provide greater air access to those in our smaller regional communities through WestJet's largest hub."

All WestJet Link flights are operated by Pacific Coastal using its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft. Each aircraft includes six seats available in WestJet Plus, offering guests advanced boarding, no-charge for two checked bags and seating at the front of the aircraft.

"Pacific Coastal Airlines is proud to become part of the WestJet family through the launch of WestJet Link," said Quentin Smith, President, Pacific Coastal Airlines. "This is a great partnership between two Western Canadian airlines that share similar corporate values and a customer-focused approach to doing business. Together, we will work to provide better connectivity and offer more transportation options for the people and the communities we serve."

WestJet Link routes and launch dates:
Route
Frequency
Effective
Calgary-Cranbrook
Three times daily
Two times daily Saturday
June 20, 2018
Calgary-Prince George
Once daily
June 20, 2018
Calgary-Lethbridge
Three times daily
Two times daily Saturday
June 21, 2018
Calgary-Lloydminster
Six times weekly (no Saturday service)
June 21, 2018
Calgary-Medicine Hat
Three times daily
Two times daily Saturday
June 22, 2018


Pacific Coastal Airlines is a privately owned, British Columbia-based regional airline operating from Vancouver International Airport's South Terminal (YVR), Pacific Coastal is the third largest airline at YVR in annual takeoffs and landings. It flies to 15 airports and connects to more than 50 destinations in the province, from as far east as Cranbrook in the Rocky Mountains and as far north as Prince George and Masset on the legendary island of Haida Gwaii.
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