Calgary service returns to Prince George Airport (YXS)

WestJet introduces WestJet Link, a new regional air service operating under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Pacific Coastal Airlines, with nonstop daily service to Calgary starting March 14, 2018 using its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft.

“We are very excited to have non-stop service between Prince George and Calgary again with service provided by WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines, both Prince George Airport partners,” said John Gibson, President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority. “Calgary is the number one unserved market requested by the greater Prince George community.”
John Gibson, President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority

Operated with ‘Pacific Coastal Airlines’ aircraft painted in WestJet colours, WestJet Link will connect the communities of Prince George, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Cranbrook and Lloydminster to WestJet’s rapidly expanding network hub at the YYC Calgary International Airport.

Each aircraft will offer flight attendant service, comfortable leather seating in economy, and include six seats available in WestJet’s Plus fare. Guests onboard will enjoy WestJet amenities and benefits including earning and redeeming WestJet dollars.

“A CPA with Pacific Coastal underscores WestJet’s commitment to offering more Canadians access to WestJet’s low fares and growing network,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “WestJet Link will be that connection to these communities and will offer more choice and more competition for air travellers, as well as more opportunities to earn and use WestJet Rewards.”
Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial

“All of us at Pacific Coastal Airlines are excited and proud to be entering this relationship with WestJet,” said Quentin Smith, President, Pacific Coastal Airlines. “Our two airlines, both based in Western Canada, share many similar corporate and guest service values and we feel that this CPA is a perfect partnership to link many new communities to the WestJet network.”
Quentin Smith, President, Pacific Coastal Airlines

“This new partnership between WestJet and Pacific Coastal will allow smaller communities within Alberta and British Columbia to take advantage of YYC’s extensive route network,” said Bob Sartor, President and CEO for The Calgary Airport Authority. “Bringing in new passengers from these communities provides more opportunities to support additional long-haul destinations and contributes greatly to WestJet’s growth strategy out of YYC.”
Bob Sartor, President and CEO for The Calgary Airport Authority

Details of WestJet’s new year-round nonstop service:

Route Frequency Days Effective
Calgary – Prince George Once Daily March 14, 2018

Introductory one-way fares are available starting from:

Introductory One-Way Fares chart

*Book by December 4, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT) for travel between Prince George and Calgary from March 14 & June 27, 2018.
Blackout dates apply. Visit westjet.com/flight-schedules-new for more destination and flight information or http://westjet2.mediaroom.com/  for the full WestJet Media Release.

About Pacific Coastal Airlines

A privately owned, British Columbia-based regional airline operating from Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal (YVR), Pacific Coastal is the third largest airline at YVR in annual takeoffs and landings. It flies to 15 airports and connects to more than 50 destinations in the province, from as far east as Cranbrook in the Rocky Mountains and as far north as Prince George and Masset on the legendary island of Haida Gwaii.

About WestJet

WestJet is proud to be named Best Airline in Canada and one of the best Low Cost Airlines in North America, based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook. Together with our regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.  

About the Prince George Airport
Strategically located on the North Pacific Corridor and on Great Circle air routing – the Prince George Airport Authority is an integral part of the Asia Pacific Gateway linking the economies of Asia and North America. The airport with Canada’s fourth longest commercial runway offers carriers flying trans-pacific routings a Canadian alternative to traditional airport gateways.

Media contacts:

WestJet media relations, please email media@westjet.com.
Pacific Coastal Airlines, please email Quinten Smith at mailto:quentin.smith@pacificcoastal.com

Prince George Airport Authority, please contact Robin Smith at 250-552-0537
For the full WestJet Media Release, visit http://westjet2.mediaroom.com/