WestJet will begin operating daily, year-round service from Nanaimo Airport and Comox Valley Airport to Vancouver International Airport on WestJet Encore, effective 14DEC.
"WestJet is looking forward to providing Nanaimo and Comox with improved connectivity into the broader WestJet network," said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development.
"In addition, WestJet Encore's Bombardier Q400s offer an affordable, quick and comfortable option for leisure and business travellers looking to hop back and forth between the island communities and British Columbia's largest business centre and airport."
"This is another great connection from our long-standing partner, WestJet," said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. "Thanks to these new services, our passengers will have more options when travelling domestically. This will further grow WestJet's hub out of YVR, connecting people and products to B.C. and beyond."
WS says the new routes will provide convenient connections to Oahu, Maui, Island of Hawaii, Kauai, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kelowna, Prince George, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto.
This winter, WS will offer a total of 505 weekly flights out of YVR, 21 weekly flights out of YCD and 36 weekly flights out of YQQ, including a weekly flight to PVR.