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WestJet announces additional seats, bigger plane for Prince George to Calgary flights due to high demand

YXS to benefit from recent flight additions
A WestJet plane. (via WestJet)

If you fly to Calgary from Prince George, WestJet has announced an increase in service. 

The airline company has added 90 new flights from Calgary, including a new non-stop WestJet Link service to Dawson Creek. 

In a press release provided this morning (Feb. 7), it was announced the WestJet Link operations between Calgary and Prince George will be shifting to year-round service on WestJet Encore's 78-seat Q400 aircraft. The change will take effect on April. 26. 

WestJet is changing the Prince George "Link" flight to an "Encore" flight, meaning an additional 44 seats per day to Calgary. They will be using the Q400 with 78 seats as opposed to the Saab with 34.

"WestJet is focused on investing in Alberta to build and strengthen our Calgary hub," says WestJet spokesperson Arved von zur Muehlen. "As WestJet continues on its strategic path of becoming a global network airline, we are pleased to offer our guests the ability to conveniently connect for business or pleasure across Canada, Europe and beyond this summer."

Other flight additions include: 

  • Calgary-Victoria, an increase of seven weekly flights
  • Calgary-Nanaimo, an increase of seven weekly flights
  • Calgary-Grand Prairie, an increase of seven weekly flights
  • Calgary-Abbotsford, an increase of five weekly flights
  • Calgary-Fort McMurray, an increase of five weekly flights

"WestJet continues to invest in YYC Calgary International Airport as its home base and expansion focus. It is Calgary's largest carrier and we are committed to facilitating their growth. These additional flights will serve more guests bound for more destinations, delivering recreational and business opportunities for our region," Bob Sartor, president and CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority adds in the release.