WestJet has launched its new regional airline service, WestJet Link, from Cranbrook and Prince George to Calgary. Service starts from Lethbridge and Lloydminster to Calgary today and Medicine Hat to Calgary on June 22. Overall, WestJet Link connects five new cities to WestJet’s growing hub at the YYC Calgary International Airport.
Tim Croyle, WestJet interim executive vice-president, commercial, said: “This is a great day for the communities who now benefit from WestJet’s non-stop service and convenient connectivity to the WestJet network.”
Croyle pointed out that: “WestJet continues to offer Canadians more travel options and WestJet Link brings more choice, lower fares and WestJet’s renowned guest service to these five communities.”
These new routes add to WestJet’s existing leadership position in Calgary, offering more flights and seats to more destinations than any other airline with an average of 147 daily departures to 49 destinations.
All WestJet Link flights are operated by Pacific Coastal using its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft. Each aircraft includes six seats available in WestJet Plus, offering guests advanced boarding, no-charge for two checked bags and seating at the front of the aircraft.