In its first year of operation, WestJet Link carried over 195,000 passengers between Calgary and five cities in British Columbia and Alberta.
Since its inception last June, WestJet Link has operated over 7,000 flights between WestJet’s home and largest hub in Calgary to Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat and Prince George. Guests from these areas have benefitted from more choice, lower fares and better connectivity through the service.
Brian Znotins, vice-president network planning and alliances for WestJet, said: “WestJet Link is working the way it was designed to give guests convenient access to the WestJet network along with a caring experience from start to finish.”
Znotins continued: “We’re thrilled to celebrate its successful first year of service and thank our loyal guests in these communities for choosing WestJet Link to take them to Calgary or beyond. We look forward to operating many more flights together alongside our partners at Pacific Coastal.”
WestJet Link is operated through a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines using its fleet of WestJet-branded 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft. Each aircraft includes six seats available in WestJet Premium, offering guests advanced boarding, no-charge for two checked bags and seating at the front of the aircraft.