WestJet has launched its first non-stop flight within the province of Quebec. As of June 15, 2017, the carrier will operate four flights daily between Québec City and Montreal.
“WestJet’s introduction of our first-ever point-to-point service within Quebec brings lower fares and an elevated inflight experience to ‘la belle province’ and is the next step in our mandate to become a truly national carrier,” said Charles Duncan, president, WestJet Encore. “The communities of Montreal and Quebec City will enjoy having a choice of air carriers on this popular route, as WestJet provides another convenient option for residents who travel within the province for business and leisure. As always, we are committed to making air travel in Canada better.”
“By adding more service from Quebec City, WestJet shows its commitment toward the passengers of the Greater Quebec City area,” said Gaëtan Gagné, president and CEO of Aéroport de Quebec inc. “WestJet’s increased presence in the Québec-Montreal corridor will give more access to more destinations through its network and that of its airline partners. More competition in the market has a direct impact on the price of airfare, for the benefit of the travellers in our community.”
“This new flight between Montréal-Trudeau and Quebec City is another proof of WestJet’s commitment to enriching our airline network,” said Philippe Rainville, president and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal.
The new route is the second of three the airline announced earlier this year. The routes are part of a significant investment in Quebec’s travel and tourism market, with increased service and new routes to and from Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport as well as Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport. On March 15, WestJet launched twice-daily service between Montreal and Halifax. And, on October 15, WestJet will begin twice-daily service between Montreal and Boston. Overall, the airline is adding 105 more flights per week in the province, a capacity increase of 74 per cent.
The Quebec-City/Montreal route is operated by WestJet’s regional airline, WestJet Encore, on its fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier Q400s. WestJet flies the fourth largest fleet of Q400s in the world. By mid-2018, the regional airline will have a total of 45 aircraft.
Details of WestJet’s new non-stop service:
|Montreal – Quebec City||Four times daily||7:45 a.m.
|June 15, 2017|
|Quebec City – Montreal||Four times daily||6:15 a.m.
|June 15, 2017|
WestJet, and its regional airline, WestJet Encore, offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, it offers its guests service to more than 150 destinations in 21+ countries.
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