WestJet chooses Fredericton
Posted by: Kate O'Rourke
July 21, 2014
(Fredericton, July 21, 2014) Effective next spring, travelers will have more flight options in and out of Fredericton International Airport.
The Fredericton International Airport Authority (FIAA) is pleased to announce that WestJet has chosen Fredericton as the destination for the first expansion of its Encore service into eastern Canada.
FIAA CEO David Innes says, “WestJet’s decision to choose YFC for this service lines up nicely with the airport’s Community Air Access Strategy, which outlined the community’s priority for more airline choices out of Fredericton.”
Innes says WestJet will “complement the current Air Canada service which has been improved especially over the past few years with better schedules and competitive fares. Combined, these two airlines will enhance the flying experience of both business and leisure travelers in and out of Fredericton, and at the same time strengthen the value of the Fredericton International Airport as an economic driver of the greater Fredericton region.”
Innes says, “the Mayor, the city and the business community deserve a lot of credit for the role they have played in securing WestJet. In the end, WestJet recognized the potential of Fredericton and have every confidence this will be a most successful venture.”
FIAA’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Hamilton says the airline has good reason to be optimistic. “There is no doubt that with the trend toward more and more travelers in the greater Fredericton region choosing to fly through YFC, we have the capacity now and into the future to support both Air Canada and WestJet.”
Initially, WestJet will be offering twice-daily service between Toronto and Fredericton, with flights arriving in Fredericton at 11:09 a.m. and 5:59 p.m, and departing Fredericton at 11:45 a.m. and 6:35 p.m., commencing April 15, 2015.