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WestJet to transition service to Lethbridge to Encore this fall

Lethbridge is one of the communities that is expected to see a service change in the fall as WestJet Link transitions to WestJet Encore.

According to a May 10th release from WestJet, the transition is expected to be completed by no later than October 27th. With the move regional flights to places such as Lethbridge and Medicine Hat will be done on one of the planes in WestJet’s fleet of De Havilland Dash 8-400. In the majority of cases changing the service to the De Havilland aircraft will increase the number of seats offered per flight.

In a release, WestJet Group Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, John Weatherill says “We understand how vital air service is for these smaller communities in Alberta and British Columbia and this transition will ensure that they maintain access to WestJet’s broader network through our base in Vancouver and global hub in Calgary.”

Starting at the end of October, Lethbridge is one of six regional communities WestJet Encore will be serving. WestJet officials say they will be working closely with these communities on the transition while focusing on continuing to support the economic and tourism objectives the communities have with “air access”. The transition will also complete the capacity purchase agreement WestJet has with Pacific Coastal Airlines.

More information on the transition can be found here.

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