New regional carrier launches service to the Skeena Valley
CALGARY, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet Encore's new twice-daily,
non-stop service between Vancouver and Terrace, B.C. begins today with
a kick-off at the Vancouver International Airport and ceremony in
Terrace-Kitimat' s Northwest Regional Airport.
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WestJet Encore's newest service, using Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft,
is anticipated to benefit the entire northwest region of the province.
The Skeena Valley is undergoing a major economic transformation with
billions of dollars in investment in forestry, mining, smelting,
hydroelectricity, liquefied natural gas and infrastructure projects.
The Terrace-Kitimat corridor represents an exciting expansion
opportunity for WestJet's recently launched regional carrier, and for
the many projects heading to the area.
"WestJet Encore has enjoyed a very strong start and we expect new
service to the Terrace-Kitimat region to continue the momentum." said
Ferio Pugliese, Executive Vice-President, WestJet, and President,
WestJet Encore. "Offering greater opportunities for connectivity to the
WestJet network with this new, twice-daily service to Terrace-Kitimat
at such a significant time in the area's history and ours is an
exciting endeavour, and it is our hope that WestJet Encore will further
support the economic development of this area."
"The Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat is proud to welcome
WestJet Encore service to the Northwest British Columbia communities of
Terrace-Kitimat," said Carman Hendry, Manager of the Northwest Regional
Airport Terrace-Kitimat. "The addition of WestJet Encore will further
enhance the growth of airport service and, on a larger scale, our
Details of WestJet Encore's new twice-daily, non-stop service between
Vancouver and Terrace, B.C. are:
Vancouver at 11:40 a.m.
Terrace at 1:22 p.m.
Terrace at 1:55 p.m.
Vancouver at 3:26 p.m.
Vancouver at 9:30 p.m.
Terrace at 11:12 p.m.
Terrace at 5:50 a.m.
Vancouver at 7:20 a.m.
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to 88 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and
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international airlines in the world. This year, WestJet launched its
new regional airline, WestJet Encore.
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