Monday, November 25, 2013

The WestJet era arrives for Terrace

It's a big day for the Terrace airport today, as WestJet joins the listings of the arrivals and departures of the Terrace-Kitimat Airport.

The occasion has already been commemorated at Vancouver Airport with WestJet sending out a number of tweets through their twitter feed, including one of a special treat for those on the debut flight to Terrace.

Take off for the debut flight is listed as 11:40 out of Vancouver International Airport.

The much anticipated arrival of WestJet Encore in Terrace will take place when Flight number WJA3105 pulls up to the gate at 1:22 this afternoon.

Marking the first of what will soon be two departures and arrivals per day.

The current schedule for WestJet in Terrace has Departures set for 5:50 AM and 1:55 PM, with Arrivals of 1:22 PM and 11:12 PM.

You can access flight information on WestJet Encore from the Flight status section of the Terrace-Kitimat Airport website.

WestJet now joins Air Canada Jazz and Hawkair/Central Mountain Air in providing air travel options in and out of the Terrace-Kitimat airport.

Terrace was selected as WestJet's initial point of entry for the Northwest in July of this year, an announcement that created quite a buzz in the city and left North Coast residents a little disappointed that the Prince Rupert airport had been left behind at the gate.

The selection of Terrace made that community the 10th in the province to receive WestJet Encore service, the latest in offerings as part of the airlines quickly expanding expansion plans.

Today's service was heralded in this piece from a tourism magazine. WestJet offers up more details on today's launch in their Media and Investor Relations News releases section.

Prince Rupert residents hoping for a WestJet option out of YPR, will have to wait at least a month to learn if the city is in the airline's short, or long term plans.

The next round of WestJet Encore destination cities will be revealed in December or January, with service expected to start in the selected cities in the summer of 2014.

Currently YPR is served with flight services from Air Canada Jazz and Hawkair 

You can review all of our air transportation items from our Archive page.

Other media reviews of the first day of service can be found below:

Terrace Standard-- WestJet touches down in Terrace
CFTK-- WestJet Encore Begins Service to Terrace-Kitimat today
CFTK-- WestJet Begins (video)

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