WestJet Encore Celebrates Three Years


WestJet Encore celebrated its third year in the sky on June 24.

The airline, powered by Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 aircraft, recently broke the six million guests-flown mark.

“We’ve had a dramatic impact on the new markets we’ve served since our launch three years ago,” said Ferio Pugliese, WestJet Encore president. “New WestJet Encore airports experience a 50% increase in traffic on average, with some airports experiencing triple-digit percentage growth. Average fares in these same markets have fallen 20 to 40%, year-over-year. We’ve created an entirely new set of air travellers who may not have had the opportunity to fly before due to limited options and high fares. We’re extremely proud of the accomplishments and hard work of more than a thousand WestJetters who’ve helped make WestJet Encore a success.”

WestJet Encore launched on June 24, 2013 using two Bombardier Q400 aircraft. The day of the launch, Encore had 10 departures offering non-stop service between Calgary and Nanaimo, BC; Calgary and Fort St. John, BC; Vancouver and Fort St. John; and Calgary and Saskatoon. Today, WestJet Encore operates an average 188 daily flights to 32 destinations.