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February 15, 2015 | General

WestJet begins daily service between Kamloops and EdmontonWestJet begins daily service between Kamloops and Edmonton

(Edmonton, AB) – WestJet today announced expanded Encore service to Kamloops from Edmonton International Airport (EIA). The new daily flight will leave Edmonton at 2:45 pm and arrive in Kamloops at 3:15 pm. Edmonton-bound travelers will leave Kamloops at 3:45 pm and arrive in Edmonton at 6:01 pm.

“This is a prime example of the strategic advantage of WestJet Encore,” said Ferio Pugliese, Executive Vice-President, WestJet, and President, WestJet Encore. “One of the original purposes of our regional airline was to enhance frequencies in smaller Canadian communities which, until WestJet Encore came along, were challenged by the capacity of our 737s. We are very pleased to offer service between Edmonton and Kamloops on our 78-seat Bombardier Q400s, and look forward to welcoming both business and leisure travellers onboard beginning today.”

“Kamloops is a great getaway destination with skiing, golfing, wineries, and more, and for Kamloops, Edmonton is only a big draw for business, shopping and festivals, and it’s a key connection for workers commuting to northern Alberta and northern Canada. WestJet is one of our most important partners and this flight will help drive our region’s economy by bringing more visitors and business to the Edmonton area,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport.

About Edmonton International Airport

Edmonton International Airport is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation whose mandate is to drive economic prosperity for the Edmonton Region. EIA is Canada’s fastest-growing major airport over the past 10 years, the fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. EIA offers non-stop connections to more than 60 destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Please visit www.flyeia.com for more information.

About WestJet

WestJet is 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. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.