CALGARY, Alberta. July 13, 2017. WestJet announced today it will add two more weekly flights between Brandon and Calgary this winter, bringing the total number of weekly flights to 12 from 10, a 20 per cent increase year over year. All flights are operated by WestJet Encore on board its fleet of 40 Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
“WestJet continues to enrich the lives of residents of Westman,” said Charles Duncan, President, WestJet Encore. “Since its inaugural flight to Brandon in September 2013, WestJet Encore has operated more than 3,000 flights in and out of the Brandon Municipal Airport, giving residents more connectivity to family and friends, more affordable travel options for business and leisure, and more opportunities for local businesses and organizations to grow and expand. Air service is an engine for economic growth and WestJet’s investment in the region has helped it unlock its potential and drive growth.”
“The chorus of Westman residents asking for convenient air travel options continues to grow and we thank WestJet for listening,” added Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest. “With WestJet’s commitment to providing two daily flights on five of seven days each week this winter at our newly-expanded airport facility, we are confident that residents will continue to demonstrate we can fill those seats and, indeed, take on additional flight capacity in the future.”
Details of WestJet’s increased service between Brandon and Calgary for winter 2017-18:
|Brandon – Calgary||12 times weekly||6:20 a.m.1
|December 16, 2017
(existing daily flight)
|Calgary – Brandon||12 times weekly||9:45 a.m.
|(existing daily flight)
December 15, 2017
1 This flight will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
2 This flight will operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.