WestJet Link takes flight with Pacific Coastal Airlines

Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab 340B.

WestJet has inaugurated its new regional airline service, WestJet Link, from Cranbrook and Prince George to Calgary.

Service starts from Lethbridge and Lloydminster to Calgary on June 21 and Medicine Hat to Calgary on June 22.

Overall, WestJet Link connects five new cities to WestJet’s growing hub at the YYC Calgary International Airport.

These new routes will allow WestJet to offer more flights and seats to more destinations, with an average of 147 daily departures to 49 destinations.

All WestJet Link flights are operated by Pacific Coastal using its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft.

A privately owned, British Columbia-based regional airline operating from YVR South, Pacific Coastal is the third largest airline at YVR in annual takeoffs and landings. It flies to 15 airports and connects to more than 50 destinations in the province, from as far east as Cranbrook in the Rocky Mountains and as far north as Prince George and Masset on the legendary island of Haida Gwaii.

Each WestJet Link aircraft includes six seats available in WestJet Plus, offering guests advanced boarding, no-charge for two checked bags and seating at the front of the aircraft.

“Pacific Coastal Airlines is proud to become part of the WestJet family through the launch of WestJet Link,” said Quentin Smith, president, Pacific Coastal Airlines. “This is a great partnership between two Western Canadian airlines that share similar corporate values and a customer-focused approach to doing business. Together, we will work to provide better connectivity and offer more transportation options for the people and the communities we serve.”