WestJet launched new, non-stop daily services yesterday
between Calgary and Terrace; Calgary and Yellowknife as well as Toronto and
Flights between YYC and YXT will be operated by WestJet
Encore's fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, while flights
between YYC and YZF will be operated by Boeing Next-Generation 737s.
"Our new service to Terrace is made possible by our
modern, comfortable, fast and fuel-efficient fleet of Q400 turboprop aircraft
that allow us to expand air service for smaller Canadian communities and
continue to grow service from our hub in Calgary," said Ferio
Pugliese, Executive Vice President, WestJet, & President, WestJet Encore.
"Whether commuting to Terrace for work in
northwestern British Columbia's strong and developing economy or Yellowknife,
the diamond capital of North America, these new non-stop flights will support
the economic growth of these two important Canadian regions," Pugliese
WestJet’s Gander service is operated by WestJet’s 737
"We are aggressively growing our domestic network through
2015 with more WestJet and WestJet Encore service in eastern Canada, including the Toronto-Gander flight launching today" said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice President, Sales,
Marketing and Guest Experience. "We are pleased to provide guests with
lower fares, more flight options and greater connectivity across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
and Newfoundland into the wider WestJet
now the 3rd WestJet destination in Newfoundland.
WestJet Encore will soon follow with flights between Halifax
and Gander; Deer Lake;St. John's and Sydney