WestJet´s regional airline, WestJet Encore, has celebrated its third year in the sky, the company said.
The airline, powered by Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 aircraft, recently broke the six million guests-flown mark. Since its launch, Encore has been embraced by more than 30 Canadian communities seeking improved connectivity, lower fares and competitive air service.
WestJet Encore launched on June 24, 2013 using two Bombardier Q400 aircraft. The day of the launch, Encore had 10 departures offering non-stop service between Calgary and Nanaimo, B.C.; Calgary and Fort St. John, B.C.; Vancouver and Fort St. John; and, Calgary and Saskatoon. Three years later, WestJet Encore operates 188 flights to 32 destinations.
WestJet recently exercised its final nine options to bring its Bombardier Q400 order to a confirmed 45 aircraft at a list price of USD1.59 billion. The Encore fleet represents one of the largest purchases of Ontario-made Q400 aircraft in the history of the province´s aerospace industry and supports some of the best manufacturing jobs in this critical sector of the Canadian economy.
WestJet offers scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, the company offers guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries.