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City Welcomes WestJet Link Service to Medicine Hat

Post Date:11/24/2017 10:00 AM

Medicine Hat – WestJet announced today it will begin providing air service from Medicine Hat to Calgary on May 31, 2018.

“We are excited to have WestJet offer direct service from Medicine Hat to Calgary,” said City of Medicine Hat Mayor Ted Clugston. “The City has been committed to increasing air service offerings to our residents, businesses and visitors.”

WestJet Link, a Capacity Purchase Agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines, will see service added from Calgary International Airport to five communities, including service to Medicine Hat Regional Airport. 

“A CPA with Pacific Coastal underscores WestJet’s commitment to offering more Canadians access to WestJet’s low fares and growing network,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President Commercial. “WestJet Link will be that connection to these communities and will offer a choice when it comes to air travel.”

Service will be provided using 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft painted in WestJet livery. 

“In our efforts to promote economic development and tourism, we’ve upgraded the airport terminal and apron and will continue to upgrade runways to make air travel more convenient and enjoyable,” said Clugston.

Improvements include:

  • Airport terminal expansion and renovation (2015) $5.5M including $3.0M from the Government of Alberta (MSI).
  • Passenger terminal apron expansion and rehabilitation of Taxiway Bravo (2016).  $1.7M, including $784,000 from the Government of Alberta (MSI).
  • Runway 03-21 and Taxiway A rehabilitation, including underground services and airfield lighting and controls (2017/18).  $12.9M funded by Government of Canada Airport Capital Assistance Program.

Visit www.westjet.com/flight-schedules-new for more information.

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For further information, please contact:

Mayor Ted Clugston
City of Medicine Hat
403.529.8181

Stan Schwartzenberger
Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure
City of Medicine Hat
403.529.8353

WestJet Media Relations
media@westjet.com

 

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