Flights will start on Monday June 24 using their new Bombardier Q400 turboprop planes that will seat 78 people. The initial price being offered on Westjet’s website Sunday to Calgary was $159 plus taxes and $109 to Vancouver.
Westjet will make the official announcement tomorrow with more details about the new regional airline. You can find a few more details about Westjet Encore at their website www.westjet.com/encore
Fort St. John was named as a target for expansion by WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky at the end of 2011, and 2012 saw a big push from the Energetic City to try and get its services here. Representatives visited Calgary in June, along with approximately 30 other communities, to try and make their case that "It Just Makes Sense" to come to Fort St. John.