WestJet Link giving Cranbrook another hub option

WestJet Link will begin operating nonstop flights between Vancouver and Cranbrook, B.C., on October 27

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A WestJet plane sitting on the tarmac.

With the addition of Vancouver-Cranbrook, WestJet Link will now operate six routes including Calgary to Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Prince George, Lloydminster and Medicine Hat. — Photo courtesy WestJet

WestJet announced that its regional airline, WestJet Link, will begin operating nonstop flights between Vancouver and Cranbrook, B.C., starting on October 27 of this year.

"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.”

Anne Murray, Vice President, Airline Business Development and Public Affairs, Vancouver Airport Authority said that the airport is delighted to welcome the new daily service between the two airports.

"As Canada's second busiest airport, Vancouver International Airport proudly links passengers to cities in British Columbia, North America and around the world,” said Murray. “WestJet Link's route to Cranbrook connects customers to a great B.C. destination and drives economic benefits for our region.”

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.

The extension of WestJet’s service, now linking the Kootenay Rockies to both WestJet's Calgary and Vancouver hubs, is a boost to the global network of travel options for the Kootenay Region.

Details of WestJet Link's service between Vancouver and Cranbrook:

ROUTE FREQUENCY DEPARTING ARRIVING EFFECTIVE
Vancouver-Cranbrook Daily 11:45 AM 12:25 PM October 27, 2019
Cranbrook-Vancouver Daily 1:35 PM 4:05 PM October 27, 2019

 

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