WestJet Encore has launched a new route between Calgary (YYC) in Alberta, and Brandon (YBR) in Manitoba. Flights operate daily using the airline’s 78-seat Bombardier Q400s. Until now, Brandon’s scheduled services were limited to weekday flights to Dauphin and Winnipeg, operated by Perimeter Aviation with much smaller Fairchild Swearingen Metro turboprop aircraft. WestJet Encore’s service will increase the weekly scheduled seat capacity at the airport six-fold. Although Brandon is Manitoba’s second biggest city, it is only around 200 kilometres from Winnipeg.