WestJet Boosts Intra-B.C. Connectivity with New Service between Penticton and Vancouver

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WestJet's newest regional route is another example of the airline's strategy to 'invest in the West.'  Its new, six-times weekly service between Penticton, B.C., and Vancouver begins in FEB 2023.

According to WestJet, the route will strengthen critical intra-provincial connectivity for British Columbians and local businesses and is scheduled to operate six-times weekly on WestJet Link.

"The addition of new intra-provincial routes is critical as we invest in our presence in the West and look to strengthen our offerings to ensure British Columbians have more access to convenient and affordable air travel," said Jared Mikoch-Gerke, WestJet Director of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs.

"This new route marks the initial steps in our renewed commitment to B.C., and will open up connections and opportunities for local businesses and residents as they recover from the difficult past few years."

WestJet says the new service will stimulate business and leisure travel between the cities with flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. It makes WestJet the only airline serving both Calgary and Vancouver direct from Penticton.  Through the airline's capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airline, all flights will be operated by WestJet Link, using a fleet of WestJet-branded 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft.

The expansion of service is the 11th destination within the WestJet Link network and will connect more guests in smaller communities to WestJet's global network.

Route Start Date Frequency Operated by Departure Arrival
Vancouver – Penticton Beginning 17FEB 2023  6x Weekly (excluding Saturday) WestJet Link 12:45 p.m. 1:35 p.m.
Penticton - Vancouver Beginning 17FEB 2023  6x Weekly (excluding Saturday) WestJet Link 2:05 p.m. 2:55 p.m.
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