WestJet Encore turns 5, celebrates with limited-time only sale

WestJet Encore turns 5, celebrates with limited-time only sale

CALGARY — WestJet Encore, WestJet’s regional airline, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with up to 20% off Econo base fares.

By using promo code E52VZ30, clients can save up to 20% off when booking Econo base fares between 20 select destinations in Canada and anywhere WestJet flies, including: Brandon; Nanaimo; Deer Lake; Fredericton; Kamloops; Fort McMurray; Quebec City; Moncton; Comox; Thunder Bay; Grand Prairie; Gander; Sydney; Sudbury; Fort St. John; Prince George; Terrace; London (ON); Penticton; and Yellow Knife.

Bookings must be made by June 25, 2018 for travel between Sept. 5 and Dec. 15, 2018. Blackout dates and other restrictions apply.

Since its launch in on June 24, 2013, WestJet Encore has operated more than 300,000 flights and has expanded its fleet of Canadian-made Q400 aircraft to 47. It has dropped fares by as much as 50% and increased travel by as much as 90% year-over-year by bringing competition and stimulating travel through lower fares in small and medium-sized communities where populations are not large enough to sustain larger, jet aircraft, says WestJet.

According to Charles Duncan, President, WestJet Encore and Executive Vice-President of WestJet, the regional airline has connected nearly 13 million guests from more than 37 cities who may not have had the chance to fly before.

“By operating over 250 flights every day our fleet has given life to the markets we serve and we’re extremely proud to see the growth that has occurred,” he said. “The impact of our investments and our efforts has been profound.”

The day of the launch, Encore had 10 departures offering nonstop service between Calgary and Nanaimo, B.C.; Calgary and Fort St. John, B.C.; Vancouver and Fort St. John; and Calgary and Saskatoon, Sask. Today, it now operates a fleet of 47 Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft and serves 34 Canadian cities as well as Boston, Myrtle Beach and Nashville.

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