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  • WestJet launches new daily non-stop service between Calgary and Penticton

    WestJet will launch new daily non-stop service between Calgary and Penticton, British Columbia, on Sunday October 26, 2014. “We’re excited to be bringing our low fares and remarkable guest experience to the South Okanagan,” said Paul Harvalias, WestJet Vice-President, Revenue Management. “With fares starting as low as $99 including taxes, fees and charges, we continue to liberate Canadians in smaller communities from the high cost of air travel.” “Whether it’s skiing and snowboarding through the champagne powder at Apex Mountain…

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  • WestJet increases service at Comox Valley Airport

    WestJet has responded to the Comox Valley Airport’s request for scheduling improvements by adding additional frequency to its Calgary hub from Comox. This new year-round daily flight will open up about 14 additional WestJet markets that were previously not served from Comox in at least one direction. Beginning on January 16, 2015, a Q400 will depart Comox for Calgary each day at 6:00 a.m. An additional evening flight will depart Calgary for Comox at 8:15 p.m. This new service ensures…

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  • WestJet launches more non-stop service from Calgary International Airport

    New flights to New York and Prince George, B.C., begin today WestJet today launched new daily non-stop service from Calgary International Airport to New York (JFK) and Prince George, B.C., with inaugural flights departing at 10:35 a.m. and 10 p.m. MDT respectively. “John F. Kennedy International Airport is the busiest international passenger gateway in the United States and a hub for our U.S. partners, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines,” said John Weatherill, WestJet’s Director, Network and Schedule Planning. “With…

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  • Alberta bound

    Whether you are preparing an intimate corporate retreat or a full-scale conference or convention, most planners are seeking a one-of-a-kind destination for their events. When you expect to achieve maximum impact for your event dollar, head for the urban centres of Alberta, where a robust economy has lead to the development of new and upgraded facilities and accommodations to compete with the world’s best. Edmonton One of Canada’s most popular urban destinations and the capital city of Alberta, Edmonton combines…

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  • New Calgary-Miami flights take to the skies

    Today WestJet launches new non-stop seasonal service between Calgary and Miami, Florida, home to the largest cruise ship port in the world. The first flight leaves Calgary International Airport at 1:30 p.m. MDT and arrives at Miami International Airport at 8:45 p.m. EDT. “One of nine cities in Florida served by WestJet and its airline partners, Miami and beyond is now more easily accessible from Western Canada,” said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “Whether boarding…

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  • WestJet announces daily flight between Calgary and Brandon, Manitoba

    Today WestJet launches new daily non-stop service between Calgary and Brandon, Manitoba. The first flight leaves Calgary International Airport at 9:50 a.m. MDT and arrives at the Brandon Municipal Airport at 12:50 CDT. Service into Brandon is operated by WestJet Encore using the new fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. Expansion of the regional carrier’s network into the Brandon area is motivated by a number of strong economic factors that govern the entire Westman area. Brandon has one of the…

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  • WestJet unveils its Encore service

    Fort St. John and Nanaimo, B.C. first two communities to receive WestJet Encore service WestJet announced this week the launch of new non-stop daily service to Fort St. John and Nanaimo, British Columbia. The service will be operated by WestJet Encore’s fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, and includes new daily service between Vancouver and Victoria. “The announcement of the first two cities to be served by WestJet Encore is an historic moment for this new airline,” said Ferio Pugliese,…

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  • The Prairies are a meeting goldmine

    By Jamie Zachary Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta thriving on booming economy From Winnipeg to Calgary and Lethbridge to Moose Jaw, the corporate meetings and events industry is booming in the Canadian Prairies. One visit to this diverse region proves why. Home to vast farmland, majestic mountains, bustling urban hubs and secret getaways, the region has a richness that is unique to Canada. Where else can you host a meeting in an 18th-century former trading post, and then lounge on one…

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