WestJet Encore heads to Kamloops

Non-stop daily service to Edmonton. All in favour, say fly.

CALGARY, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of daily, non-stop WestJet Encore service between Edmonton and Kamloops, starting February 15, 2015. Quick, convenient flights to the heart of the Okanagan mean guests can save their driving for the golf course.

"We are delighted to grow our service in Kamloops," said Ferio Pugliese, President, WestJet Encore. "Daily service to Kamloops provides easy access to the many business and leisure opportunities thriving in this vibrant community, while also providing friendly, affordable air travel options to guests in the area and non-stop access to the broader WestJet network."

Kamloops, known as Canada's Tournament Capital, is home to more than 80,000 people and boasts the best of the Okanagan lifestyle with 82 parks, more than 200 lakes within an hour's drive, close access to two ski hills and 13 golf courses. Recently ranked in the top five Micro American Cities of the Future, Kamloops offers a thriving business environment, relaxed lifestyle, warm climate and more than 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.

Beginning this February, the opportunity to enjoy the desert plateaus, lush river valleys, pine forests, lakes and snow-capped mountains is about to get a whole lot easier.

Details of WestJet Encore's new daily, non-stop service between Kamloops and Edmonton are:


Flight
Departing Arriving Effective
3221 Edmonton at 2:45 p.m. Kamloops at 3:15 p.m. February 15, 2015
3220 Kamloops at 3:45 p.m. Edmonton at 6:01 p.m. February 15, 2015

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers.  We offer scheduled service to more than 85 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries.  Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more.  Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods -- even on seat sales.  For more information about everything WestJet, please visit www.westjet.com.

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2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
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2013 Chairman's Circle Award: WestJet Vacations (CPSC)
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