WestJet St. John’s to Edmonton
The inauguration ceremony included an air hockey table, free Tim Hortons coffee and a highly competitive Westjet air hockey match between Andrew Gibbons, Director Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs and Mckayle Anthony, Station Manager. Cutting the cake at the launch was Sara Sullivan, Marketing and Communications Advisor, St John’s International Airport Authority.
- WestJet helped to mark a historic week for the team at St John’s International (YYT). Not only was it the first time the airport and city had hosted the Altitudes East route development conference, but the new thrice weekly Edmonton (YEG) service launched on 26 June was also the largest previously unserved market from the Newfoundland and Labrador capital. Regarding the launch, Marie Manning, Director of Marketing and Business Development, St John’s International Airport Authority said “The links between Edmonton and St John’s are strong, and this new service that offers a fast and convenient way to connect these two regions has already been well received by the local market.” Tom Ruth, President and CEO Edmonton International Airport added “We couldn’t be happier with this new flight. There is a continuous flow of passengers between St John’s and the Edmonton Metropolitian Region, and we look forward to welcoming travellers…taking advantage of the work and tourism opportunities in both provinces”. According to OAG Schedules, the 4,216 kilometre route is served by WestJet’s 737-700/800 fleet, and is set to operate for the summer season until 26 October.
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