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CALGARY — WestJet’s regional airline, WestJet Link, will begin operating nonstop flights between Vancouver and Cranbrook, B.C., on Oct. 27.
“This new route linking interior British Columbia with our Vancouver hub provides convenient travel options between the two areas and gives our guests in Cranbrook access to a second WestJet hub with connections across our entire network,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning and Alliances. “WestJet is now providing the City of Cranbrook with the most flights and options to travel easily across the country and beyond.”
With the addition of Vancouver-Cranbrook, WestJet Link will now operate six routes including Calgary to Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Prince George, Lloydminster and Medicine Hat.
All WestJet Link flights are operated through a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal by using its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft. Each aircraft includes six seats available in WestJet Premium, offering guests advanced boarding, no-charge for two checked bags and seating at the front of the aircraft.
Departing Vancouver, flights will leave at 11:45 a.m., arriving in Cranbrook at 12:25 p.m. Returning to Vancouver, flights will leave at 1:35 p.m. and arrive at 4:05 p.m.