CALGARY — WestJet Link, WestJet’s regional air service, celebrated its inaugural flight between Vancouver and Cranbrook, B.C. last week.
Daily service departs Cranbrook at 11:45 a.m., and Vancouver at 1:35 p.m. As with all WestJet Link flights, service is operated through a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines using its fleet of WestJet-branded, 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft. Each aircraft includes six seats available in WestJet Premium featuring advanced boarding, no-charge for two checked bags and seating at the front of the aircraft.
On what the new flights mean to Canadian travellers, Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning and Alliances, said: “Guests now have better access and more convenient options for travel to and from the interior of British Columbia. Whether travelling for business or leisure, this new route gives guests the option to connect through our hub in Vancouver to destinations across our global network, including London, U.K. on our Dreamliner.”
Since its inception in June 2018, WestJet Link has operated more than 7,000 flights between WestJet’s hub in Calgary to Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat and Prince George. In just over a year more than 200,000 guests have benefitted from better connectivity onto WestJet’s larger network.
Anne Murray, Vice President, Airline Business Development and Public Affairs for the Vancouver Airport Authority, added: “As Canada’s second busiest airport, YVR proudly links passengers to communities in British Columbia, North America and around the world. WestJet Link’s route to Cranbrook will further strengthen their Vancouver hub and drive economic benefits for our region by connecting customers to a great B.C. destination.”
This winter WestJet will operate more than 75 daily departures from Vancouver International Airport to 29 destinations.