WestJet Encore

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WestJet Encore
WestJet logo 2016.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
WR WEN ENCORE
Founded June 24, 2013 (2013-06-24)
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program WestJet Rewards
Fleet size 38
Destinations 35
Parent company WestJet Airlines
Headquarters Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Key people Ferio Pugliese (President, 2013-2016)
Website WestJet.com

WestJet Encore is a Canadian regional airline based at Calgary International Airport and is a wholly owned subsidiary of WestJet.

History[edit]

In February 2012, WestJet announced that its employees approved forming a regional airline to serve smaller communities in Canada. The airline commenced operations on June 24, 2013, using a fleet of 2 Bombardier Q400s with options for up to 45 by the end of 2018.[1][2] The company launched WestJet Encore in the Western half of the country first, then expanded the service into the remainder of Canada a year later.[3][4] The initial schedule was announced on February 11, 2013.

Destinations[edit]

WestJet Encore was launched from its Calgary base. The first new destinations announced were Fort St. John and Nanaimo, both in British Columbia, followed by Brandon, Manitoba. Service from the eastern base, Toronto Pearson International Airport, began on June 27, 2014. Flights to its first international destination, Boston Logan International Airport, began on March 15, 2016.

Fleet[edit]

As of April 2017, the WestJet Encore fleet consists of the following aircraft:[5][6]

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Note
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 38 7[7] 78

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WestJet picks Bombardier planes for regional carrier". Reuters. May 1, 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "WestJet Encore Places Firm Orders for Six Bombardier Q400 Airliners". Bombardier. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Westjet to announce flights to Fort St. John Monday | EnergeticCity.ca
  4. ^ "WestJet names its new regional service WestJet Encore". October 11, 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register". Transport Canada. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  6. ^ https://m.planespotters.net/airline/WestJet-Encore
  7. ^ "Commercial Aircraft Status Reports". bombardier.com. Bombardier. March 31, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2016.