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  • WestJet launches Abbotsford-Winnipeg route

    WestJet is applauding the City of Abbotsford and the Abbotsford International Airport as they prepare to eliminate the airport improvement fee (AIF) on June 1, 2017. The elimination of the fee is welcome as WestJet has launched non-stop service between Abbotsford and Winnipeg and increased frequency on the route between Abbotsford and Edmonton from 13 to 20 weekly flights. “The leadership demonstrated by Abbotsford International Airport sets a standard we hope others will follow,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “Low fees allow us to keep costs of travel competitive and…

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  • WestJet inaugurates service to Mesa, Arizona

    WestJet has officially inaugurated the start of service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Calgary. Inaugural service from Edmonton begins January 21. “WestJet is providing our guests in Calgary and Edmonton even more options when travelling to this very popular sun destination,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning. “The Phoenix-Mesa market is very robust and WestJet continues to add new service to meet demand. These new non-stop flights connect Albertans to a highly desirable leisure market and offer convenience to…

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  • WestJet launches Winnipeg/Hamilton service

    The first departure of WestJet flight 321 marked the start of non-stop service to Winnipeg from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. WestJet also relaunched non-stop service to Edmonton and Halifax from Hamilton on January 16. “WestJet continues to offer Canadians new routes and additional non-stop flights along with low-priced options,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning. “Our compelling fares, caring guest service and convenient schedules for travellers represent more opportunities to connect business sectors that are so integral to economies across Canada. In addition, these routes mean lower fares and reduced…

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  • WestJet welcomes Mesa, Arizona, to its growing network

    Canada’s low-fare leader adds more service to the Arizona desert WestJet has announced it will begin serving Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Calgary and Edmonton starting January 19, 2017. Seats will be available for purchase by calling WestJet at 1-888-937-8538 (1-888-WESTJET) and through travel agencies as of 12 p.m. MST on Monday, November 21, and on westjet.com as of 12 p.m. MST on Tuesday, November 22. “We are proud of our expanding network of more than 100 cities in over 20…

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  • Hamilton sees early return of Halifax and Edmonton routes, adds Winnipeg as a destination

    WestJet plans to increase its capacity out of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport by 40 per cent in 2017 with the return of non-stop service to Edmonton and Halifax and a new route to Winnipeg. Four-time weekly service to Edmonton returns January 16 until October 28. Daily service to Halifax returns January 16 until October 28. Three-time weekly service to Winnipeg, starts January 17 until October 26. “Our loyal guests in Hamilton have long asked for more destination options so we are delighted to bring back our successful Edmonton and Halifax routes as well as new addition, Winnipeg,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and…

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  • Century Casino & Hotel Edmonton opens High Limit and VIP gaming rooms

    Century Casinos, Inc. has announced the opening of its newly renovated High Limit and Shuffles gaming rooms at the Century Casino & Hotel Edmonton, which is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  These premium gaming rooms are part of a $2 million renovation project scheduled to conclude at the end of Q3, 2016.  A new poker room has already opened in May 2016.  A new bar will be added to the gaming floor and the existing slot gaming floor will expand into the…

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  • WestJet announces new routes

    Airline to offer seasonal, non-stop service connecting Hamilton and Edmonton, Winnipeg and Kelowna WestJet has announced new flights from Edmonton, AB, to Hamilton, ON, and Winnipeg, MB, to Kelowna, BC. Flights are available for sale as of Monday June 27, 2016, with service commencing July 28, 2016. “These are cities we presently serve yet don’t connect with non-stop flying,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “These routes have been on our radar for a while now and with the busy…

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  • WestJet increases non-stop service from Edmonton

    New flight to Vancouver Island tops list of more flights from Alberta’s capital WestJet recently announced new non-stop service between Edmonton and Nanaimo, British Columbia, as well as more flights between Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Kelowna, Regina and Saskatoon. “Edmonton is one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada and these important schedule improvements will support that growth,” said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “These increases cover a broad range of areas including key business and…

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  • Executive Chef Ryan O’Flynn of The Westin Edmonton wins top honours at Canadian Culinary Championships

    Executive Chef Ryan O’Flynn of The Westin Edmonton captured gold at the Canadian Culinary Championship this weekend in Kelowna, B.C. He took top honours in the competition which had winning chefs from 11 Canadian cities, coast to coast competing to crown Canada’s top Chef. Chef O’Flynn’s winning dish was Terrine of pine smoked Alberta river sturgeon and cured Quebec foie gras, wild North West Territory morels, textures of Okanagan apples, and toasted brioche, paired with Sandhill Small Lots 2013 Viognier.…

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  • Air France-KLM increases services to Canada

    Edmonton attracts new talent every day and significant business exchanges related to the region’s gas, petroleum, agriculture and forestry activities. As of May 5, 2015, KLM will offer three weekly flights between Amsterdam and Edmonton. Starting June 22, there will be four weekly frequencies. Flights will be operated by Airbus A330-200 with 243 seats: 30 in World Business Class, 35 in Economy Comfort Zone (offering 10 inches of additional legroom and a doubled seat recline) and 178 in Economy. KLM…

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