WestJet’s regional air service, WestJet Link celebrated the expansion of its services following its inaugural flight between the airline’s hub in Vancouver and Cranbrook, B.C.
Brian Znotins, WestJet vice-president network planning and alliances, said: “Guests now have better access and more convenient options for travel to and from the interior of British Columbia. Whether travelling for business or leisure, this new route gives guests the option to connect through our hub in Vancouver to destinations across our global network, including London U.K. on our Dreamliner.”
Since its inception in June 2018, WestJet Link has operated more than 7,000 flights between WestJet’s home and largest hub in Calgary to Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat and Prince George.
In just over a year more than 200,000 guests have benefited from more convenient travel and better connectivity onto WestJet’s larger network through WestJet Link.
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.
“The addition of WestJet Link’s service to Vancouver International Airport’s main terminal is evidence of the growing partnership between our two airlines,” said Quentin Smith, President, Pacific Coastal Airlines. “We look forward to working with WestJet on further development of WestJet Link’s operations over the coming years.”
This winter, WestJet will operate more than 75 daily departures from Vancouver International Airport to 29 destinations.
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