WestJet heads to the sunny South Okanagan

October 24, 2014   |  

WestJet heads to the sunny South Okanagan

Airline launches new daily non-stop service between Calgary and Penticton

CALGARY, Alberta. Oct. 24, 2014. WestJet will launch new daily non-stop service between Calgary and Penticton, British Columbia, on Sunday October 26, 2014.

“We’re excited to be bringing our low fares and remarkable guest experience to the South Okanagan,” said Paul Harvalias, WestJet Vice-President, Revenue Management. “With fares starting as low as $99 including taxes, fees and charges, we continue to liberate Canadians in smaller communities from the high cost of air travel.”

“Whether it’s skiing and snowboarding through the champagne powder at Apex Mountain Resort in the winter or wakeboarding on Okanagan Lake in the summer, it truly is a community with year-round appeal and we’re pleased to be bringing visitors to the region to enjoy all it has to offer,” added Paul Harvalias. And of course, having dozens of wineries within a short drive makes the ‘aprés’ activities even more relaxing.”  

Details of WestJet's new daily Penticton service are as follows:

Flight

Departure

Arrival

Type

WS 3281

Calgary at 2:10 p.m.

Penticton at 2:26 p.m.

Non-stop

WS 3280

Penticton at 3 p.m.

Calgary at 5:05 p.m.

Non-stop

 
One-way fares are available starting at:


Departing

Arriving

Air transportation charges (ATC)

Taxes, fees and charges

Total

one-way

price from

Base fare from

Other ATC

Calgary

Penticton

$79

$12

$43.53

$134.53*CAD

Penticton

Calgary

$75

$12

$12.00

$99.00*CAD

*Some restrictions apply.  Please see westjet.com for full details.

Penticton is WestJet’s 41
st non-stop destination from Calgary International Airport. The airline’s average of 97 daily departures makes YYC its busiest Canadian airport.

“YYC is pleased to welcome WestJet Encore’s newest service to this attractive leisure destination in the Festival Centre of the Okanagan,” said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice- President and Chief Commercial Officer. “With the best connections in Western Canada, YYC is truly the place where business and leisure travellers can connect from here to everywhere. The addition of Penticton to our growing route network means more passengers in Southern British Columbia will have the opportunity to experience the world.”

South Okanagan travellers will be able to connect via Calgary to and from Los Angeles and Las Vegas, WestJet’s most-popular U.S. destination, as well as Canadian destinations such as Victoria, Vancouver, Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax.

Launched in June 2013, WestJet Encore now services 24 cities in seven provinces with 114 daily departures. In 2015, the regional airline will launch service to Quebec City, Quebec, and Fredericton, New Brunswick.

About WestJet

We are proud to be Canada’s most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country’s top employers. We offer scheduled service to more than 90 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, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet’s extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods – even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.  

Recent recognition includes:

2014 Interbrand Canada’s Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada’s Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada’s Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine)
2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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