WestJet adds use between Nanaimo, Comox and Vancouver

CALGARY – WestJet announced that it will start handling daily, year-round use from Nanaimo Airport and Comox Valley Airport to Vancouver International Airport on WestJet Encore.

“WestJet is looking brazen to providing Nanaimo and Comox with softened connectivity into a broader WestJet network,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “In addition, WestJet Encore’s Bombardier Q400s offer an affordable, discerning and gentle choice for convenience and business travellers looking to bound behind and onward between a island communities and British Columbia’s largest business centre and airport.”

“This is another good tie from a long-standing partner, WestJet,” pronounced Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Thanks to these new services, a passengers will have some-more options when travelling domestically. This will serve grow WestJet’s heart out of YVR, joining people and products to B.C. and beyond.”

“It’s good to see WestJet commend a event to enhance in a marketplace,” said Fred Bigelow, CEO during a Comox Valley Airport. “We’re good served with WestJet use by Calgary and Edmonton. By adding Vancouver International Airport to a mix, travellers now have some-more options for easy connectors within a Province and Hawaii.”

“Developing use is pivotal to Nanaimo Airport’s continued expansion to safeguard safe, arguable travel for Central Vancouver Island residents,” said Mike Hooper, President and CEO Nanaimo Airport. “This proclamation is a vital indicator of how strongly a Mid-Island segment is ancillary WestJet Encore service.” 

These new routes yield available connectors to Oahu, Maui, Island of Hawaii, Kauai, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kelowna, Prince George, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto in serve to a approach entrance that a Vancouver International Airport offers to larger Vancouver area businesses.

This winter, WestJet has a sum of 505 weekly flights out of Vancouver, 21 weekly flights out of Nanaimo and 36 weekly flights out of Comox, including a weekly moody to Puerto Vallarta.

WestJet unveils Canada’s initial Boeing 737 MAX
WestJet strictly denounced a initial Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, one of 50 scheduled for smoothness in a subsequent 4 years.

“We are unapproachable to make story as a initial Canadian airline to accept a Boeing 737 MAX,” pronounced Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “The MAX’s pattern updates, including Boeing’s Advanced Technology winglets and a Boeing Sky Interior, will minister to improvements in fuel potency and altogether guest experience. We demeanour brazen to welcoming guest on house a neat new aircraft along with a signature caring, people-driven service.”

“We worked closely with WestJet to make certain a 737 MAX raises a bar when it comes to efficiency, trustworthiness and a newcomer experience,” pronounced Brad McMullen, Boeing’s Vice-President of Sales for a Americas. “This is a good aeroplane for a good customer, and we’re vehement to see WestJet put a MAX into service.”

The aircraft, that has been during WestJet’s Calgary hangar given Sep 29 for inspections, training and exam flights, is a initial of 50 Boeing 737 Max scheduled to be delivered by 2021. The aircraft is approaching to strictly enter use on Nov 9, 2017, when it operates from Calgary to Toronto.

The Boeing 737 MAX is powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1B engines, designed for fuel potency and sound reduction. Overall, a aircraft is 14 per cent some-more fuel-efficient than stream 737 Next-Generations and have a reduced operational sound footprint of adult to 40 per cent by quiet-engine technology. 

WestJet’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft underline a singular cabin with 174 seats. Its seating pattern consists of 3 rows of Plus in serve to 11 some-more rows with a chair representation of 34 inches. Further enhancing WestJet’s guest experience, a aircraft comes with Boeing’s new Sky Interior that has facilities such as customizable LED lighting and new speakers to urge sound and clarity of onboard announcements.

WestJet’s stream swift consists of 117 Boeing Next-Generation 737s, 4 Boeing 767s and 42 Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. WestJet has also entered into a decisive squeeze agreement for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with a initial aircraft approaching to be delivered in Jan 2019. With one of a youngest fleets in a airline industry, WestJet continues a tellurian expansion while determining handling costs and providing an award-winning guest experience.

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