WestJet has inaugurated its new regional airline service, WestJet Link which will connect five new cities to WestJet’s hub at the YYC Calgary International Airport.

The airline inaugurated the new regional service from Cranbrook and Prince George to Calgary on 20 June and launched services from Lethbridge and Lloydminster to Calgary on 21 June, and Medicine Hat to Calgary on 22 June.

“This is a great day for the communities who now benefit from WestJet’s non-stop service and convenient connectivity to the WestJet network,” said Tim Croyle, WestJet interim executive vice-president, Commercial. “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.”

All WestJet Link flights will be operated by Pacific Coastal using its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft. Each aircraft includes six seats available in WestJet Plus.

“We’d like to congratulate our partner on their addition of WestJet Link, which will increase connectivity opportunities for their guests out of YYC Calgary International Airport,” said Bob Sartor, president and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority. “These additional routes throughout Western Canada, will provide greater air access to those in our smaller regional communities through WestJet’s largest hub.”

Quentin Smith, president, Pacific Coastal Airlines said the airline is proud to become part of the WestJet family through the launch of WestJet Link.

Smith added: “This is a great partnership between two Western Canadian airlines that share similar corporate values and a customer-focused approach to doing business. Together, we will work to provide better connectivity and offer more transportation options for the people and the communities we serve.”

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