WestJet Encore to serve Fort St. John

WestJet has introduced the launch of new non-stop daily service between Fort St. John, BC and Vancouver, and Fort St. John and Calgary. The service will be operated by WestJet Encore’s fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. Encore’s Vancouver to Fort St. John route and the new direct service between Calgary and Fort St. John will operate round-trip once per day. Seats are now available for purchase. “The announcement of the first two cities to be served by WestJet Encore is an historic moment for our new airline,”said Ferio Pugliese, executive vice-president, WestJet, and president, WestJet Encore. “As Canada’s low-fare leader, we look forward to introducing our award-winning guest experience to Canadians in smaller communities while connecting to our network of 85 destinations in 18 countries.”WestJet Encore will take delivery of its first two Canadian-built, 78-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft in June and add five more by the end of the year. WestJet has firm orders for a total of 20 Q400s and options for an additional 25 over the next six years. The airline has also announced a special incentive for the new services. Those joining WestJet Rewards and booking a flight originating from either Fort St. John or Nanaimo by Feb. 28 for travel until Oct. 26 will receive a bonus of $25 WestJet dollars once travel is completed. (