WestJet Airlines Delaying Start of New Lethbridge to Calgary Link Service

The new air service called WestJet Link was supposed to start in Lethbridge in March, however the airline is now pushing it back to late June instead.

A new Lethbridge to Calgary air service is being pushed back a number of months. WestJet Link was supposed to start three flights a day between Lethbridge and Calgary this March, however the airline now says the start up is being delayed to June 21st. WestJet says the delay comes as Pacific Coastal Airlines, which will operate the service, continues to work to be fully able to meet WestJet's operational requirements. WestJet Vice-President of Corporate Development, Brian Znotins says impacted guests are being offered several different options on their travel including either a full refund or changing their dates of travel. Back in November, WestJet announced an agreement with Pacific Coastal which will use its fleet of 34 seat aircraft. WestJet Link will also provide flights to Calgary from Cranbrook, Medicine Hat, Lloydminster, and Prince George. All routes are expected to start flights now in June. - Pat Siedlecki

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