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WestJet launches flights between Calgary and Dawson Creek

WestJet has announced the launch of nonstop flights between Calgary in Alberta and Dawson Creek in British Columbia.

The inaugural marks a new link for the regions’ business, travel and tourism markets as WestJet becomes the only carrier to provide nonstop service between the Peace River Region and its largest hub in Calgary, where the airline is the largest carrier, offering the most seats and flights.

Upon arrival of the inaugural service in Dawson Creek, it was celebrated by Dawson CreekMayor Dale Bumstead alongside Chris Hedlin, WestJet’s Vice-President of Network Planning and key regional business leaders.

John Weatherill, Chief Commercial Officer, WestJet, said:

Our guests in both Calgary and the Peace River Region have been patiently awaiting this important milestone and we are thrilled to bring air service to the community. As we continue to build back our network, Dawson Creek will benefit from lower fares and connectivity across our network as we strive to reconnect Canadians for business and leisure.

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The flights will run with the following schedule:

  • Calgary-Dawson Creek
  • Departure time: 15:30
  • Arrival time: 16:37
  • Flight time: 2 hour and 07 minutes
  • Flight number: WS3027
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Dawson Creek-Calgary
  • Departure time: 17:15
  • Arrival time: 20:13
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 58 minutes
  • Flight number: WS3028
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

WestJet Link flights are operated through a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines using its fleet of WestJet-branded 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft.

Dale Bumstead, Mayor, Dawson Creek, said:

The City of Dawson Creek is so pleased to welcome WestJet into our city and the entire South Peace region of Northeast BC. This new direct service to Calgary is so important to the economic development of our city. The Energy, Forestry and Mining sectors are all very important to our region and this new service will be a welcome addition for industry while also providing our residents with nonstop air service to WestJet’s global hub in Calgary for their leisure and business travel.

With the addition of Calgary-Dawson Creek service, WestJet Link now operates five routes between Calgary and Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Lloydminster and Medicine Hat and three between Vancouver and Cranbrook, Nanaimo andComox.

Chris Miles, Vice President, Operations & Infrastructure for The Calgary Airport Authority, said:

With many development projects happening across western Canada, the addition of WestJet’s Calgary to Dawson Creek, B.C. route is an important connection that supports economic development, benefiting both provinces. This route also provides guests in Northern B.C. direct access to Alberta and destinations across the country with YYC’s extensive connecting flight network.

Quentin Smith, President, Pacific Coastal Airlines, said:

We are very excited to be a part of the new air service to Dawson Creek. We are pleased to see WestJet Link grow and look forward to our continued partnership and linking communities to the WestJet network.

WestJet has been expanding aggressively in the past few days. Just a few days ago, WestJet announced flights to Seattle in the United States and the resumption of flights to California later this year. The airline has also launched flights to Amsterdam and resumed flights to Paris. WestJet will launch a dedicated cargo arm in 2022 and has restarted many routes across Canada too. The airline will launch flights to Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland from Toronto and Halifax in Spring 2022.

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