Saturday, 11 September 2021

Quick, tell Joey and Pacey.....flights to Dawson Creek take off........

Air service returns to Dawson Creek as WestJet Link launches flights from Calgary


Air service returns to Dawson Creek as WestJet Link launches flights from Calgary


The Canadian airline WestJet has opened up sales on its newest route launched its newest route linking Calgary and Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

The inaugural flight marked a new link for the regions' business, travel and tourism markets as WestJet becomes the only carrier to provide nonstop service between the Peace River Region and a major international largest Calgary. 

"Our guests in both Calgary and the Peace River Region have been patiently awaiting this important milestone and we are thrilled to bring air service to the community," said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "As we continue to build back our network, Dawson Creek will benefit from lower fares and connectivity across our network as we strive to reconnect Canadians for business and leisure."

The airlines first flight, number 3027' was welcomed on arrival in Dawson Creek by Mayor Dale Bumstead alongside Chris Hedlin, WestJet's Vice-President of Network Planning and key regional business leaders.

"The City of Dawson Creek is so pleased to welcome WestJet into our city and the entire South Peace region of Northeast BC. This new direct service to Calgary is so important to the economic development of our city," said Dale Bumstead, Mayor, Dawson Creek. "The Energy, Forestry and Mining sectors are all very important to our region and this new service will be a welcome addition for industry while also providing our residents with nonstop air service to WestJet's global hub in Calgary for their leisure and business travel."

The new service and new route for WestJet operates four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.  WestJet Link flights are operated through a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines using its fleet of WestJet-branded 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft.

With the addition of Calgary-Dawson Creek service, WestJet Link now operates five routes between Calgary and Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Lloydminster and Medicine Hat and three between Vancouver and Cranbrook, Nanaimo and Comox.


Details of WestJet's service between Calgary and Dawson Creek:

Route

Frequency

Start Date

Departure

Arrival

Calgary – Dawson Creek

4x weekly

September 8, 2021

3:30 p.m

4:37 p.m

Dawson Creek – Calgary

4x weekly

September 8, 2021

5:15 p.m

8:13 p.m


"With many development projects happening across western Canada, the addition of WestJet's Calgary to Dawson Creek, B.C. route is an important connection that supports economic development, benefiting both provinces," said Chris Miles, Vice President, Operations & Infrastructure for The Calgary Airport Authority. "This route also provides guests in Northern B.C. direct access to Alberta and destinations across the country with YYC's extensive connecting flight network."

"We are very excited to be a part of the new air service to Dawson Creek," says Pacific Coastal Airlines President, Quentin Smith. "We are pleased to see WestJet Link grow and look forward to our continued partnership and linking communities to the WestJet network."


Photo Tourism Dawson Creek 





Find out more about Dawson Creek, by popping into the town's visitor centre, which is housed in NAR Railway Station Museum, which itself is rather interesting. The centre is operated by Tourism Dawson Creek in cooperation with Destination British Columbia with the basic idea to serve visitors in Dawson Creek all year round. The counsellors are available to provide travel information, details on special events, attractions as well as detailed information on the community, region and province.  You'll be able to pick up a wide selection of brochures, maps, accommodation guides along with vacation planners on the area and other destinations throughout Canada as well as Alaska. Oh, and you'll also be able to purchase the perfect gift T-shirt or postcard to send in the Visitor Centre gift shop!. 
Photo Tourism Dawson Creek




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