Pacific Coastal Airlines starts WestJet Link operations

WestJet made this announcement:

Today, June 20, 2018, WestJet inaugurated its new regional airline service, WestJet Link, from Cranbrook and Prince George to Calgary. Service starts from Lethbridge and Lloydminster to Calgary on June 21 and Medicine Hat to Calgary on June 22. Overall, WestJet Link connects five new cities to WestJet’s growing hub at the YYC Calgary International Airport.

These new routes add to WestJet’s existing leadership position in Calgary, offering more flights and seats to more destinations than any other airline with an average of 147 daily departures to 49 destinations.

All WestJet Link flights are operated by Pacific Coastal using its fleet of 34-seat SAAB 340B aircraft (below). Each aircraft includes six seats available in WestJet Plus, offering guests advanced boarding, no-charge for two checked bags and seating at the front of the aircraft.

Photo: Calgary International Airport.

WestJet Link routes and launch dates:

Route Frequency Effective
Calgary-Cranbrook Three times daily

Two times daily Saturday

June 20, 2018
Calgary-Prince George Once daily June 20, 2018
Calgary-Lethbridge Three times daily

Two times daily Saturday

June 21, 2018
Calgary-Lloydminster Six times weekly (no Saturday service) June 21, 2018
Calgary-Medicine Hat Three times daily

Two times daily Saturday

June 22, 2018


Pacific Coastal Airlines
A privately owned, British Columbia-based regional airline operating from Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal (YVR), Pacific Coastal is the third largest airline at YVR in annual takeoffs and landings. It flies to 15 airports and connects to more than 50 destinations in the province, from as far east as Cranbrook in the Rocky Mountains and as far north as Prince George and Masset on the legendary island of Haida Gwaii.

Photo: WestJet.