19 October, 2022

WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines have aunched a reciprocal interline relationship

WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines 

Launch Interline Cooperation

Photo WestJet

This week, WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines launched a reciprocal interline relationship, the first interline collaboration for Pacific Coastal Airlines.

Guests can now purchase a single ticket from either airline for travel involving connecting flights between their networks.  Guests will enjoy the confidence of optimized connecting times and the convenience of checking in and receiving boarding passes for all flights at the first point of departure.

"We are thrilled to become the first interline partner for Pacific Coastal and to add to our existing WestJet Link relationship," said John Weatherill, WestJet's Chief Commercial Officer. "This new interline complements our network growth in Western Canada and the strong schedule we're bringing to the communities we serve directly and through our partners like Pacific Coastal."

Pacific Coastal Airlines is a privately owned British Columbia-based regional airline operating from Vancouver International Airport's South Terminal (YVR) that currently flies to 17 airports in British Columbia. Connecting to additional destinations along the south coast of British Columbia through its affiliate airline Wilderness Seaplanes, located in Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island. Pacific Coastal is also the operator of WestJet Link, providing service from its bases in Calgary and Vancouver to airports in Alberta and BC.

 "Pacific Coastal Airlines is proud to partner with WestJet on our first interline," said Johnathan Richardson, Vice President of Customer and Commercial, Pacific Coastal Airlines. "We look forward to working together to connect the communities we serve and bring them exciting new options for their global travel needs."

This new interline expands the existing relationship between the airlines, through which Pacific Coastal Airlines operates all WestJet Link flights on behalf of WestJet under a capacity purchase agreement, serving 11 communities in Alberta and British Columbia.   
Pacific Coastal Airlines was founded by Daryl Smith nearly forty years ago. The truck logger in Bella Coola, a small community on the central coast of British Columbia, decided to get a pilot’s license and purchased a small seaplane to make it easier to get in and out of remote camps. Some friends chipped in for fuel to tag along and thus began the adventure that led to Pacific Coastal Airlines.

Daryl earned his reputation through forty-two years of aviation experience as a pilot and owner of several regional carriers during the most significant era of aviation history in the province. That legacy of dedication and hard work continues with his son, President Quentin Smith, intimately involved in all aspects of the aviation business started by their father. A legendary figure in British Columbia aviation, Daryl has received numerous awards and accolades from his peers and industry associations alike.

The company has a number of job vacancies at the moment,  for more details  -https://pacificcoastal.prevueaps.com/jobs/