Posted on: 10 November 2014 by Mark Howells
From 15 June 2015, WestJet plans to boost the frequency of flights between Edmonton and Abbotsford – operated by WestJet Encore – from two to three-times daily.
The announcement closely follows the news that Abbotsford International Airport has decided to drop its airport improvement fee by 50% and eliminate fees for aircraft parking, bridge fees and bag-handling.
“The leadership demonstrated by Abbotsford International Airport sets a standard we hope others will follow," claimed Gregg Saretsky, WestJet’s CEO. “When airports and airlines are strategically aligned, that partnership benefits everyone involved. Airports that help us keep operational costs low also allow us to keep fares competitive and stimulate network and fleet growth. Our business is built upon growing markets or creating new ones with low fares and a great guest experience. Airports like Abbotsford recognise they will grow if we grow, and its actions today demonstrate a willingness to walk the walk.”