Launch of WestJet Link delayed to June

Launch of WestJet Link delayed to June

CALGARY — WestJet Link, the new regional air service operating under a capacity purchase agreement between WestJet and Pacific Coastal airlines, has been delayed to June 2018 to allow Pacific Coastal enough time to meet WestJet’s operational requirements.

“WestJet apologizes to our guests for the inconvenience these delays may cause,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “Impacted guests are being offered several different options including alternative transportation to Calgary to embark on their travel from there, obtaining a full refund or changing the date of travel. We again apologize to our guests for this inconvenience and look forward to the launch of our flights from Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Cranbrook and Prince George in June.”

Travelweek first reported in November 27 that WestJet Link will connect the communities of Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Cranbrook and Prince George to WestJet’s network hub at Calgary International Airport. All WestJet Link flights will be operated by Pacific Coastal using its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft.

Following the announcement of the delay, WestJet is in the process of contacting all guests who itineraries have been affected. All customer inquiries can be directed to: WestJet (air-only) at 1-888-937-8538; WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001. For all air-only bookings, customers are being directed to travel agents.

WestJet Link routes and revised launch dates are as follows:

  • Calgary-Cranbrook: 3x/daily starting June 20
  • Calgary-Prince George: Once daily starting June 20
  • Calgary-Lethbridge: 3x/daily starting June 21
  • Calgary-Lloydminster: Once daily starting June 21
  • Calgary-Medicine Hat: 3x/daily starting June 22
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