WestJet delays Link; preps for Swoop launch

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com February 2, 2018 13:06

WestJet delays Link; preps for Swoop launch

WestJet today announced a delay in the launch of WestJet Link, a capacity purchase agreement between WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines, to June 2018. The delay comes as Pacific Coastal continues their work in order to be fully able to meet WestJet’s operational requirements.

“WestJet apologizes to our guests for the inconvenience these delays may cause,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “Impacted guests are being offered several different options including alternative transportation to Calgary to embark on their travel from there, obtaining a full refund or changing the date of travel. We again apologize to our guests for this inconvenience and look forward to the launch of our flights from Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Cranbrook and Prince George in June.”

WestJet is in the process of contacting all guests whose itineraries have been affected.

Meanwhile, WestJet has confirmed that Swoop, its new ultra-low-cost carrier, will launch on June 20.

The airline will begin with six weekly flights between Abbotsford, B.C., and Hamilton, and six weekly flights between Hamilton and Halifax.

Swoop will add six weekly flights between Hamilton and Edmonton and between Hamilton and Winnipeg on June 25.

Service between Abbotsford and Edmonton will begin July 25 with three flights a day.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com February 2, 2018 13:06