WestJet Encore expands Kamloops service

Bombardier Q400s bring additional flights to the Thompson Country

CALGARY, Feb. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today launched new, non-stop service between Edmonton and Kamloops, British Columbia, on board its fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. The inaugural flight departs from Edmonton International Airport at 3:30 p.m. mountain time.   

"This is a prime example of the strategic advantage of WestJet Encore," said Ferio Pugliese, Executive Vice-President, WestJet, and President, WestJet Encore. "One of the original purposes of our regional airline was to enhance frequencies in smaller Canadian communities which, until WestJet Encore came along, were challenged by the capacity of our 737s. We are very pleased to offer service between Edmonton and Kamloops on our 78-seat Bombardier Q400s, and look forward to welcoming both business and leisure travellers on board beginning today."

WestJet serves 28 cities on a non-stop basis from Edmonton International Airport and in 2014, operated more than 19,000 departures from EIA. Between 2005 and 2015, WestJet has increased its daily departures from Edmonton by more than 110 per cent.

"Kamloops is a great getaway destination with skiing, golfing, wineries, and more; and for Kamloops, Edmonton is a big draw for business, shopping and festivals, and it's a key connection for workers commuting to northern Alberta and northern Canada," said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport. "WestJet has been a great partner for EIA. They have invested significantly in Edmonton, and this flight will help drive our region's economy by bringing more visitors and business here."

Details of WestJet's new non-stop service between Edmonton and Kamloops:

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Edmonton-Kamloops

Daily

3:30 p.m.

3:58 p.m.

Feb. 15, 2015

Kamloops-Edmonton

Daily

4:30 p.m.

6:46 p.m.

Feb. 15, 2015

One-way fares are available starting at:


Departing

Arriving

Air transportation charges (ATC)

Taxes, fees and charges

Total one-way price from

Base fare from

Other ATC

Edmonton

Kamloops

$96

$12

$44.38

$152.38*CAD

Kamloops

Edmonton

$96

$12

$23.38

$131.38*CAD

*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com for details.

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 90 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 westjet.com.  

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2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
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2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine and RewardsCanada.ca
2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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