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WestJet Increase US / Caribbean / Mexico service in S18

WestJet on Monday (29JAN18) announced planned service increase on various routes to the US, Mexico and The Caribbean for summer 2018 season, mainly effective from 01MAY18.    Planned service increase as follow.

Calgary – Dallas/Ft. Worth Peak season increases from 6 to 7 weekly
Calgary – Las Vegas Increase from 20 to 22 weekly
Calgary – Palm Springs Increase from 4 to 5 weekly
Edmonton – Las Vegas Increase from 10 to 11 weekly
Edmonton – Los Angeles Increase from 6to 7 weekly
Toronto – Cancun Increase from 9 to 10 weekly
Toronto – Fort Myers Increase from 4 to 5 weekly
Toronto – Nassau Increase from 4 to 5 weekly
Toronto – Puerto Plata Increase from 2 to 3 weekly
Toronto – Punta Cana Increase from 5 to6 weekly
Vancouver – Cancun Increase from 2 to 3 weekly
Vancouver – Los Cabos Increase from 1 to 2 weekly

Previously announced by the airline, WestJet is launching following routes to the US and Mexico:
Calgary – Denver eff 08MAR18 1 daily 737-700
Calgary – Mexico City eff 14MAR18 4 weekly 737-700, 1 daily from 29APR18
Vancouver – Mexico City eff 14MAR18 3 weekly 737-700, 1 daily from 29APR18

 

WestJet S18 Domestic service increase

WestJet on Monday (29JAN18) announced service expansion on domestic routes, including frequency increase on key routes from Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver.    Majority of these service increase will commence on 25MAR18.

Calgary – Abbotsford Increase from 33 to 35 weekly
Calgary – Fort McMurray Increase from 24 to 31 weekly
Calgary – Grande Prairie Increase from 18 to 26 weekly
Calgary – Halifax Increase from 14 to 15 weekly
Calgary – Kelowna Increase from 45 to 47 weekly
Calgary – Montreal Increase from 19 to 20 weekly
Calgary – Nanaimo 
Increase from 2 to 3 daily
Calgary – Penticton Increase from 10 to 14 weekly
Calgary – Vancouver Increase from 88 to 112 weekly (16 daily). Schedule optimized to Calgary departure at :30 of the hour, Vancouver departure at :00 of the hour)
Calgary – Victoria Increase from 35 to 36 weekly
Calgary – Windsor Increase from 6 to 7 weekly
Edmonton – Calgary Increase from 77 to 86 weekly
Edmonton – Fort McMurray Increase from 24 to 25 weekly
Edmonton – Kelowna Increase from 48 to 49 weekly
Edmonton – Saskatoon Increase from 19 to 20 weekly
Edmonton – Vancouver Increase from 49 to 58 weekly
Toronto – Montreal Increase from 88 to 93 weekly
Toronto – Ottawa Increase from 76 to 85 weekly
Toronto – Saskatoon Increase from 10 to 12 weekly
Toronto – Victoria Increase from 3 to 4 weekly
Vancouver – Fort St. John Increase from 6 to 12 weekly
Vancouver – Kelowna Increase from 40 to 49 weekly
Vancouver – Ottawa Increase from 7 to 14 weekly
Vancouver – Regina Increase from 6 to 7 weekly
Vancouver – Victoria Increase from 33 to 35 weekly

The airline on Wednesday (31JAN18) also announced the delay to its WestJet Link operation, operated by Pacific Coastal Airlines.  Previously scheduled to commence from March 2018, service will now commence from June 2018:

Calgary – Cranbrook eff 20JUN18 3 daily (2 daily on Saturdays; Previous eff date: 07MAR18)
Calgary – Lethbridge eff 21JUN18 3 daily (2 daily on Saturdays; Previous eff date: 07MAR18)
Calgary – Lloydminster eff 21JUN18 6 weekly (Day x6; Previous eff date: 14MAR18)
Calgary – Medicine Hat eff 22JUN18 3 daily (2 daily on Saturdays; Previous eff date: 31MAY18)
Calgary – Prince George eff 20JUN18 1 daily (Previous eff date: 14MAR18)

 

Porter Airlines adds 7th daily Thunder Bay flight, officially opens local crew base

 

THUNDER BAY, ONFeb. 1, 2018 /CNW/ – Porter Airlines is significantly investing in Thunder Bay, Ont., by adding flights and officially opening its new crew base for pilots and flight attendants.
The base grand opening received an added dose of excitement when the airline announced that it is increasing its schedule, with up to seven daily roundtrip flights to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.   There will be as many as 45 weekly flights, beginning April 12.

A total of 40 crew members will eventually be located in Thunder Bay as hiring and training progresses during the year. This is the first crew base in Northern Ontario for any large commercially-scheduled airline. (CNW Group/Porter Airlines Inc.)

Thunder Bay is among our busiest destinations,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.    “Our decision to base crew here and add flights allows us to better serve this growing market and attract team members who value the northern lifestyle.”
Twenty crew members are already established at the base and will begin operating flights this week.    They represent a variety of backgrounds, including: Porter team members transferring from other bases; crew with previous aviation experience already living in the city; and those moving from other locations in Canada.    A total of 40 crew members will eventually be located in Thunder Bay as hiring and training progresses during the year.    This is the first crew base in Northern Ontario for any large commercially-scheduled airline.
“The establishment of a Porter crew base places over 40 well-paying aviation jobs into the Thunder Bay economy,” said Ed Schmidtke, president and CEO of Thunder Bay International Airports Authority Inc.    “The airport authority appreciates the confidence Porter has demonstrated in Thunder Bay through the crew base and the additional frequency.”
Porter began operating in Thunder Bay in 2008.    In its tenth year, Porter has more flight options to Toronto than any other airline with up to seven daily flights.    Each flight also has continuing service to and from Montreal or Ottawa, meaning passengers can stay on the aircraft during the brief stopover in Toronto.
Porter flies a 29-aircraft fleet of Bombardier Q400 aircraft configured with 74 seats.    Each flight operates with two pilots and two flight attendants. Job descriptions for Thunder Bay positions will continue to be available at www.flyporter.com/careers as hiring progresses.    More than 300 applications have been received to date.

Air Creebec announces a promotion on Chibougamau – Montreal flights and its participation in the Regional Air Transport Summit

QUEBECFeb. 1st, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Aware of the regional flight cost issue, Air Creebec wants to actively take part in the search and implementation of solutions.    In this regard, many actions will be taken like the promotion onChibougamau-Pierre-Elliot Trudeau airport Mtl flights starting on February 12th and participation in the Regional Air Transport Summit in Levis on February 2nd, 2018.

An expected promotional offer
In addition to the price cut on Val-d’Or’s flights for the past two years, Air Creebec will launch a new promotion starting February 12th.   Seats will be available starting at $252, fees and services included (limited quantity) for the flights between Chibougamau and Montreal.
« We are evaluating our lines and the region’s market. The Summit will help us analyze the situation and to put in place the right solutions.    In the meantime, it is a priority for us to offer this promotion immediately to our passengers that are traveling between Chibougamau and Montreal» Tanya Pash, COO
« Safety, reliability and comfort remain our priorities.    We understand the need of regional passengers and are willing to make them benefit from the same services that are offered to the Cree Community. » Mathew Happyjack, President and Chef executive
« I appreciate the relationship with Air Creebec in its efforts to offer affordable services for the destination ofChibougamau.    We will continue to develop the services. » Manon Cyr, Mayor of Chibougamau

An active regional player in solution seeking
On February 2nd, Air Creebec will attend the Regional Air Transport Summit in Levis, Quebec.    Aware of the regional issues, the company wants to collaborate to identify challenges, stakes, issues and possible solutions to be put in place.