WestJet announces regional service to Cranbrook

Service to the Canadian Rockies International Airport to begin in March, 2018.

WestJet is bringing its air service to the East Kootenay, and representatives throughout the region are expressing their excitement.

On Friday morning, WestJet announced new regional air service to Cranbrook’s Canadian Rockies International Airport (CRIA), to begin March 7, 2018.

The new service comes under an agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines.

“Today’s announcement represents an air service advancement milestone that we’ve been striving towards for years,” said Tristen Chernove, CEO of Elevate Airports, which manages CRIA.

“This partnership between tow great companies, WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines, is a best case scenario allowing for the right size aircraft (Saab 34), providing high frequency to and from Calgary and timely connections with WestJet’s national and global network.

“Welcome, WestJet — you’ll soon see just how delighted we are to have you operating in the Kootenays.”

Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt said the announcement was very exciting news for Cranbrook and area.

“Residents from all of the East and West Kootenays have been waiting for years for WestJet connections, giving access to destinations around the world,” Pratt said. “This also opens up the world with easier access to the Kootenays.”

Pratt added he was pleased to see Pacific Coastal involved with WestJet on the project.

“Pacific Coastal has been a great supporter of the Canadian Rockies International Airport, and this solidifies their other routes with us. We will be putting a concentrated effort into encouraging the public to take advantage of this added service.”

Stay tuned for more.

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