Airline launches new non-stop service to the heart of the Peace Country
CALGARY, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new
non-stop daily service between Fort St. John, British Columbia and Vancouver,
and Fort St. John and Calgary. The service will be operated by WestJet
Encore's fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft.
"The announcement of the first two cities to be served by WestJet Encore is an
historic moment for our new airline," said Ferio Pugliese, Executive
Vice-President, WestJet, and President, WestJet Encore. "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 countries."
"We are very pleased to bring our new WestJet Encore service to the Energetic
City," said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network and Schedule
Planning. "The diverse nature of the region's economic base of oil, natural
gas, forestry and agriculture creates a strong foundation for this new
service. We believe the Peace Country will appreciate our unique blend of high
value, low fares and remarkable guest experience."
"Fort St. John is British Columbia's Energy Capital and the regional service
centre for all of northeast BC," said Fort St. John Mayor Lori
Ackerman."This announcement is another key indication of the vibrant and
healthy investment environment in Fort St John. We are thrilled to have more
choices when it comes to air services and new connections to strategic cities
in Western Canada, and are very proud that WestJet Encore sees our potential
for great opportunity."
Details of the new daily service between Calgary, Fort St. John and Vancouver
|Flight|Departing |Arriving |Effective |
|3101 |Calgary at 4 p.m. |Fort St. John at 4:39 |June 24, 2013|
| | |p.m. | |
|3103 |Fort St. John at 5:10 |Vancouver at 6:55 p.m.|June 24, 2013|
| |p.m. | | |
|3102 |Vancouver at 8:15 a.m.|Fort St. John at 9:59 |June 25, 2013|
| | |a.m. | |
|3100 |Fort St. John at 10:30|Calgary at 1 p.m. |June 25, 2013|
| |a.m. | | |
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 |Fort St. John|$109 |$18 |$45.33 |$172.33*CAD |
|Fort St. John|Vancouver |$109 |$18 |$43.37 |$170.37*CAD |
|Vancouver |Fort St. John|$109 |$18 |$28.81 |$155.81*CAD |
|Fort St. John|Calgary |$109 |$18 |$43.37 |$170.37*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 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 Fort St. John, WestJet will recognize Kara A., 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
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book
travel experiences to 52 destinations in 18 countries, including the United
States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image,
extensive network and world-class guest experience, WestJet Vacations offers
guests a great flight schedule and a wide variety of hotel and resort options
to create fun and affordable vacation experiences. For more information, visit
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