News Release - October 10, 2017
WestJet Adds Service to Vancouver
WestJet announced today additional daily service from YQQ to Vancouver, effective December 14, 2017.
The scheduled flight times on the 78-seat Q400 aircraft are:
Depart YVR @ 2:20 p.m.; arrive YQQ @ 3:04 p.m.
Depart YQQ @ 3:35 p.m.; arrive YVR @ 4:18 p.m.
The daily flight will be in addition to the existing multiple daily flights WestJet operates via Calgary and Edmonton. "It's great to see WestJet recognize the opportunity to expand in our marketplace," comments Fred Bigelow, CEO at the Comox Valley Airport. "We're well served with WestJet service through Calgary and Edmonton. By adding YVR to the mix, travellers now have more options for easy connections within the Province and to Hawaii."
"WestJet is looking forward to providing Nanaimo and Comox with improved connectivity into the broader WestJet network," said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "In addition, WestJet Encore's Bombardier Q400s offer an affordable, quick and comfortable option for leisure and business travellers looking to hop back and forth between the island communities and British Columbia's largest business centre and airport."
About the Comox Valley Airport
Comox Valley Airport
250-890-0829 ext 253
The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is an economic driver for Northern Vancouver Island, supporting about 193 direct jobs including airlines, airport management, security, food and beverage, retail and ground transportation. The airport and tourism business community together generate $367 million in Gross Domestic Product and $701 million in direct economic output for the community. YQQ is operated by the Comox Valley Airport Commission, which was established in 1996 as a non-share capital and not-for-profit organization to operate the civil aviation facilities, including the terminal and apron at YQQ. The airfield and its associated systems, including air traffic control, are operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force at 19 Wing Comox on a continuous 24-hour basis.
Air service is currently provided by WestJet Airlines, Air Canada and Pacific Coastal Airlines. In 2016, the airport handled over 368,000 travelers.
WestJet is proud to be named Best Airline in Canada and one of the best Low Cost Airlines in North America, based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on Trip Advisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook. Together with our regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas. Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.
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