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
"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
"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 international network."
"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:
|Flight|Departing |Arriving |Effective |
|3109 |Calgary at 11 a.m. |Nanaimo at 11:43 a.m.|June 24, 2013|
|3108 |Nanaimo at 12:30 p.m.|Calgary at 2:57 p.m. |June 24, 2013|
Introductory one-way fares are:
| | |Air transportation| | |
| | | charges (ATC) | | |
| | |__________________| | |
| | |Base | |Taxes, | |
| | |fare |Other ATC |fees & |Total one-way |
|Departing|Arriving|from | |charges|price from |
|Calgary |Nanaimo |$79 |$18 |$43.83 |$140.83*CAD |
|Nanaimo |Calgary |$79 |$18 |$30.81 |$127.81*CAD |
*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
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.
® WestJet dollars is a registered trademark of WestJet Airlines Ltd.
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 85
destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by
an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada.
Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,000
WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing
Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to
be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
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About WestJet Vacations
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travel experiences to 52 destinations in 18 countries, including the United
States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image,
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