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WestJet to use bigger plane on its Prince George/Calgary route

The Q400 aircraft which WestHet will use on its Prince George-Calgary route starting April 26.

WestJet will soon be using a larger plane on its flights between Prince George and Calgary.

That means the flight will be faster and there will be more seats available. They will be using the Q400 plane with 78 seats as opposed to the Saab with 34 they are now using. The frequency of the flights, however, will not change. The new plane will begin servicing Prince George on April 26.

It’s all part of the company’s new summer schedule featuring more than 90 new flights from Calgary including new non-stop WestJet Link service to Dawson Creek.

“WestJet is focused on investing in Alberta to build and strengthen our Calgary hub,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer, in a news release. “As WestJet continues on its strategic path of becoming a global network airline, we are pleased to offer our guests the ability to conveniently connect for business or pleasure across CanadaEurope and beyond this summer.”

With the announcement of the new service between Calgary and Dawson Creek, WestJet Link will operate five routes including between Calgary and CranbrookLethbridgeLloydminster and Medicine Hat and one between Cranbrook and Vancouver this summer. 

In addition, beginning May 14, 2020 WestJet will begin new service between Calgary and Boston. WestJet is offering guests convenient flight times between its extensive hub out of Calgary and the capital of Massachusetts. 

WestJet also recently announced new four-times weekly service between Calgary and Charlottetown starting June 25, 2020.

The schedule also highlights frequency increases from Calgary to popular destinations including Portland, Ore.VictoriaNanaimoComox, Grand Prairie, Fort McMurrayBrandonWinnipegAbbotsford and Yellowknife.

“WestJet continues to invest in YYC Calgary International Airport as its home base and expansion focus. It is Calgary’s largest carrier and we are committed to facilitating their growth. These additional flights will serve more guests bound for more destinations, delivering recreational and business opportunities for our region,” said Bob Sartor, President and CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority.

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