The new interline expands the existing relationship between the two airlines, through which Pacific Coastal operates all WestJet Link flights on behalf of WestJet, under a capacity purchase agreement. These flights serve 11 communities in Alberta and British Columbia.
“We are thrilled to become the first interline partner for Pacific Coastal and to add our existing WestJet Link relationship,” said John Weatherill, WestJet’s Chief Commercial Officer. “This new interline complements our network growth in Western Canada and the strong schedule we’re bringing to the communities we serve directly and through our partners like Pacific Coastal.”
Johnathan Richardson, Vice President of Customer and Commercial, Pacific Coastal Airlines, added: “Pacific Coastal Airlines is proud to partner with WestJet on our first interline. We look forward to working together to connect the communities we serve and bring them exciting new options for their global travel needs.”
Earlier this summer, WestJet Group CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech revealed the company’s plans for growth into the COVID recovery, which includes shifting resources to grow its presence and network in the West. This means centering WestJet’s existing widebody 787 Dreamliner fleet around Western Canada and, for the time being, pausing further investment into incremental Dreamliners.