Category: WestJet Encore

WestJet Group carries record-breaking guest load

CALGARY, Aug. 7, 2018 /CNW/ – The WestJet Group of Companies today set a company record for guests flown in a single day, flying an estimated 80,219 guests across its expanding network. This surpasses the previous record of 79,961 set on December 22, 2017.

 

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“The WestJet Group continues to grow our guest numbers as our strategic plan is executed,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “We continue to expand our connectivity while providing more choice for Canadian travellers. Thank you to our 13,000 WestJetters for their part in our success and thank you to our guests for choosing WestJet, WestJet Encore, WestJet Link and Swoop for their summer travel plans.”

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WestJet announces Calgary service to Terrace, B.C.

WestJet Encore brings more Bombardier Q400s to the Skeena Valley

WestJet_logo_rgbCALGARY, Aug. 7, 2018 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced new twice-weekly, non-stop service between Calgary and Terrace, B.C., effective September 4, 2018. This new route brings the number of nonstop destinations WestJet serves from Calgary to 63, more than any other airline.
“WestJet is pleased to offer additional city-pair connections to and from Terrace with this new, twice-weekly service to the Skeena Valley,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “Given the critical importance of transportation in creating and supporting economic development, this additional service will benefit the economy and the community as a whole.”

Operated by WestJet Encore using Bombardier Q400 aircraft, the additional service will benefit the entire northwest region of the province which continues to be economically strong due to investment in forestry, mining, smelting, hydroelectricity, liquefied natural gas and infrastructure projects in the Kitimat-Terrace industrial corridor.

“With major development projects underway in Western Canada, the addition of WestJet Encore’s Calgary to Terrace route is an important connection as it further supports economic development that will benefit both British Columbians and Albertans,” said Bob Sartor President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority. “We’re excited to see our partner enhance access to the Northern British Columbia area with this new non-stop service.”

“We are very happy to have WestJet step in and support the economic growth of our region,” said Gary MacCarthy, President Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society.

“It’s great to see WestJet once again opening up this valuable transportation route to Calgary and we are excited to see this development come so soon after the recent major renovations at our airport,” said Carol Leclerc, Terrace Mayor.

“This new flight route is a great addition for our region’s connectivity,” said Phil Germuth, Kitimat Mayor. “As activity in Kitimat and the region continues to grow, we anticipate greater demands on flights in and out of the Northwest Regional Airport. WestJet has identified and seized an opportunity to better serve our communities, as well as developments proposed for the area, by adding this new route.”

WestJet Encore also operates twice-daily service to Vancouver. Both routes provide the opportunity to conveniently connect to and from Honolulu, Maui, Kauai and Kona, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo and Mazatlan in addition to connecting to the remainder of WestJet’s extensive domestic, transborder and international network.

Details of WestJet Encore’s new twice-weekly, non-stop service between Calgary and Terrace, are:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Calgary – Terrace Twice weekly 9:30 p.m. 10:50 p.m. Sep 4, 2018
Terrace – Calgary Twice weekly 6:30 a.m. 9:35 a.m. Sep 5, 2018

 

WestJet ending flights out of Sudbury in October

Too many half-empty planes, company says in a statement

Jul 3, 2018 7:00 PM by: Sudbury.com Staff

Less than two years after it returned, WestJet announced Monday that it will end flights out of the Greater Sudbury Airport as of October.

WestJet spokesperson Lauren Stewart confirmed the decision in an email, saying it’s because of “weak demand.”

“WestJet bases our service on supply and demand and we review our schedule on a regular basis to ensure we are meeting both guests’ and the company’s needs,” Stewart said in the email. “

“Unfortunately demand did not pick up sufficiently over the 16 months that we have conducted operations from the community. This lack of demand consistently left our aircraft operating with more than half of the seats empty.

“We appreciate and understand this is disappointing news for the community.”

Before resuming in February 2017, WestJet had been absent from the airport since 2001.

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