Airline brings new non-stop flights to the Harbour City
CALGARY, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new
non-stop daily service between Nanaimo, British Columbia and Calgary.
The service will be operated by WestJet Encore's fleet of Bombardier
Q400 NextGen aircraft.
"The announcement of the first cities to be served by WestJet Encore is
an historic moment for this new airline," said Ferio Pugliese,
President, WestJet Encore, and Executive Vice-President, WestJet. "As
Canada's low-fare leader we look forward to introducing our
award-winning guest experience to Canadians in smaller communities
while connecting to our network of 85 destinations in 18 countries."
"We are very excited to launch non-stop service to the Harbour City,"
said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances
and Corporate Development. "Nanaimo is the second-largest city on
Vancouver Island and a destination for both business and leisure
travel. It has a large trading area and ties to other regions in the
country. This new service will also link a large geographical area of
the island with Calgary and our large domestic, transborder and
"I am absolutely thrilled with the announcement that WestJet will
officially launch their new passenger service between Nanaimo and
Calgary," said Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan. "This new service will allow
passengers the convenience of direct air service between these cities
without the need to transfer in Vancouver. Nanaimo passengers will now
be able to conveniently access the many domestic and transborder
flights available through WestJet's Calgary hub. This will also open
many new exciting economic opportunities both here in Nanaimo and in
Calgary. More and more residents of central Vancouver Island have
chosen to work in the oil sand projects, and this new service will
provide a very convenient travel option not previously available."
Details of the new daily service between Calgary and Nanaimo are as:
Calgary at 11 a.m.
Nanaimo at 11:43 a.m.
June 24, 2013
Nanaimo at 12:30 p.m.
Calgary at 2:57 p.m.
June 24, 2013
Introductory one-way fares are:
*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com for full details.
WestJet Encore will take delivery of its first two Canadian-built,
78-seat Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft in June 2013 and add
five more by the end of the year. WestJet has firm orders for a total
of 20 Q400s and options for an additional 25 over the next six years.
WestJet is committed to the communities it serves through its community
investment programs, WestJetters Caring for our Community and WestJet
Cares for Kids. Today in Nanaimo, WestJet will recognize Teresa D., a
Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer, for her tireless efforts on behalf
of the agency and her community. Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of
WestJet's six national charitable partners dedicated to the health and
wellness of children.
Special WestJet Rewards offer
Join WestJet Rewards and book a flight originating from either Fort St.
John or Nanaimo by February 28, 2013, for travel until October 26,
2013, and you'll receive a bonus of $25 WestJet dollars once travel is
completed.* Join today at westjet.com/rewards.
The fine print:
*To qualify for this bonus offer, you must be a member of WestJet
Rewards and book a flight originating from Fort St. John or Nanaimo by
February 28, 2013, for travel until October 26, 2013. Enrolment in
WestJet Rewards prior to flight date is required and your nine-digit
WestJet ID must be included on the booking. Bonus will be awarded after
travel is completed. This offer is valid with the purchase of a
published fare of a regularly scheduled flight marketed by WestJet.
WestJet Vacations' bookings and partner-marketed flights are not
eligible for this offer. Please allow up to 30 days after travel is
completed for the bonus to be processed to your account. Limit of one
bonus per member. Bonus WestJet dollars have no cash value and are
subject to current program terms and conditions. Offer is subject to
change without notice. For more information on WestJet Rewards, visit westjet.com/rewards.
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