Friday, November 24, 2017

WestJet introduces WestJet Link with service to/from Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Cranbrook and Prince George


WestJet has gone beyond their model of only flying their own planes (WestJet, WestJet Encore) to be able to fly to smaller cities in Western Canada with today's announcement.
CALGARY, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - WestJet today introduced WestJet Link, a new regional air service operating under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Pacific Coastal Airlines.

Using Pacific Coastal Airlines' aircraft painted in WestJet colours, WestJet Link will connect the communities of Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Cranbrook and Prince George to WestJet's rapidly expanding network hub at the YYC Calgary International Airport. These new routes will add to WestJet's existing leadership position in Calgary, offering more flights and seats to more destinations than any other airline.

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

Details of WestJet's new year-round nonstop service:



This is similar to Air Canada using airlines like Air Georgian to fly small planes like Beechcraft 1900's for their small markets.

Overall more great news for WestJet and WestJetters that you will now be able to connect to and from those smaller centres that have been craving WestJet service




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