WestJet is launching a twice-daily, non-stop service between Toronto and Fredericton, New Brunswick, April 15, 2015. Flights will be operated by WestJet Encore using its fleet of 78-seat, Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. Fredericton is WestJet Encore’s first destination in the Maritimes. WestJet, its parent airline, offers direct service from Toronto to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
“We are delighted Fredericton has been chosen as the first destination to receive WestJet Encore in the Maritime Provinces,” said David Innes, president and CEO, Fredericton International Airport. “Our region has tremendous vitality and access to WestJet service was identified by our passengers as a high priority during our Community Air Access Strategy discussions in 2013.”
“WestJet Encore’s move eastward is part of a strategic plan to continue to liberate Canadians in smaller communities from the high cost of air travel, as WestJet has done throughout its 18-year history,” said Ferio Pugliese, WestJet executive vice-president and president, WestJet Encore.