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WestJet Encore Launches Service at Victoria International Airport

Jun 25, 2013

Canada's newest regional airline WestJet Encore took to the skies yesterday with inaugural service to Fort St. John, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Saskatoon and Victoria.

The first WestJet Encore Canadian made Bombardier Q400 landed at Victoria International Airport yesterday evening and WestJet guests, representatives and crew were greeted with a warm welcome.

A reception hosted by WestJet and the Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) provided the opportunity for WestJet to welcome Victoria to the WestJet Encore network and for VAA President and CEO Geoff Dickson to thank WestJet Encore for choosing Victoria as one of the first cities to serve.

The once daily service between Victoria and Vancouver brings enhanced connectivity options for travellers with the following schedule:

Flight Departing Arriving
 3102   Victoria 7:15 a.m   Vancouver 7:44 a.m
 3103   Vancouver 7:20 p.m.   Victoria 7:50 p.m.

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About Victoria International Airport
Victoria International Airport (Airport Code: YYJ) is the 10th busiest airport in Canada with over 1.5 million passengers per year. Victoria is well served with more than 120 daily flights throughout North America and was most recently rated among one of the top ten most-loved airports in the world by CNNGo and named the 2012 Best Airport in North America serving up to 2 million passengers by Airports Council International.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 85 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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Sources: WestJet and Victoria Airport Authority

For further information:
Media contact WestJet:
Media Relations, 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397),

Media contact Victoria International Airport:
Geoff Dickson, President and CEO

ph. 250-953-7500