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WestJet Encore will Produce Cheap Flights in Canada

On Monday, Gregg Saretsky, CEO of WestJet, told those in attendance at the Canadian Club of Montreal to expect short-haul ticket prices to drop as much as 50% with the launch of WestJet’s new regional Encore service, which is due to begin next year.  Saretsky asked how it made sense that the lowest walk-up fare with Air Canada from Montreal to Quebec City, a distance of only 139 miles is $530 one-way before taxes, while the same type of flight from Vancouver to Kelowna, 179 miles, is only $152?

 

Saretsky says that WestJet is out to liberate Canadians from the high cost of air travel in small communities that they do not yet serve.  Their history shows that in every city they have ever gone into airfares have dropped by 50% and they expect to do the same with WestJet Encore.  The new Encore service will be launched in the second half of next year.

 

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