Residents of Cranbrook, B.C. will now have increased access to flights out of Vancouver International Airport through a new connecting service from WestJet Link.
The new daily service launched this week and 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, offering guests advanced boarding, no-charge for two checked bags and seating at the front of the aircraft.
This winter, WestJet will operate more than 75 daily departures from Vancouver International Airport to 29 destinations.
"Guests now have better access and more convenient options for travel to and from the interior of British Columbia," said Brian Znotins, WestJet's vice-president network planning and alliances. "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."
"We are delighted to welcome WestJet Link's daily service from Vancouver to Cranbrook," said Anne Murray, vice-president, airline business development and public affairs, Vancouver Airport Authority. "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."
Since its inception in June 2018, WestJet Link has operated more than 7,000 flights between WestJet's home and largest hub in Calgary to Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat and Prince George.
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