WestJet Encore brings its Bombardier Q400s to the Skeena Valley
CALGARY, July 22, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced new twice-daily, non-stop service between Vancouver and Terrace, B.C., effective November 25, 2013.
Operated by WestJet Encore using Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, the service will benefit the entire northwest region of the province which is undergoing a major economic transformation due to billions of dollars in investment in forestry, mining, smelting, hydroelectricity, liquefied natural gas and infrastructure projects in the Kitimat-Terrace industrial corridor.
"The growth of natural resource and industrial development in this important region of British Columbia is unprecedented," said Ferio Pugliese, Executive Vice-President, WestJet, and President, WestJet Encore. "And given the critical importance of transportation in creating and supporting economic development, we are pleased to offer greater opportunities for connectivity to the WestJet network with this new, twice-daily service to the Skeena Valley at such a significant time in its history."
"The Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society welcomes WestJet Encore as the newest partner providing service to Northwest British Columbia," said Carman Hendry, Manager of the Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat. "The addition of WestJet Encore service completes another step in becoming the true Northwest Regional Airport."
Details of WestJet Encore's new twice-daily, non-stop service between Vancouver and Terrace, are:
|3105||Vancouver at 11:40 a.m.||Terrace at 1:22 p.m.||November 25, 2013|
|3106||Terrace at 1:55 p.m.||Vancouver at 3:26 p.m.||November 25, 2013|
|3107||Vancouver at 9:30 p.m.||Terrace at 11:12 p.m.||November 25, 2013|
|3114||Terrace at 6 a.m.||Vancouver at 7:30 a.m.||November 26, 2013|
One-way, introductory fares between Vancouver and Terrace start from:
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*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com for full details.
WestJet Encore's new service between Vancouver and Terrace also offers guests the opportunity to connect on the same day in both directions to and from Honolulu, Maui, Kauai and Kona, Orange County, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo and Mazatlan, in addition to connecting to the remainder of WestJet's extensive domestic and international network.
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