Upon returning from our most recent business trip to Fort McMurray last weekend, we were excited to hear WestJet Encore has announced a new daily Non-Stop flight between YLW and YMM!
We were very pleased to hear this news, especially considering we have several clients who have the typical oil patch work schedule causing headaches with travel times. WestJet will have the flight times designed to suit this issue, departing Fort McMurray at 10:10 p.m. and arriving in Kelowna at 11:17 p.m. Flights depart Kelowna at 7:30 a.m. and arrive in Fort McMurray at 10:26 am.
WestJet will use one of its new Canadian-made, 78-seat Bombardier Q400 NextGen turbo-prop planes on the daily route, which will launch May 12, 2014!
“I am pleased that WestJet is improving the transportation corridor to northern Alberta,” says Mayor of Penticton and member of the YLW Airport Advisory Committee, Garry Litke. “This will enhance the ability of working families to relocate to the Okanagan to raise their families while earning their income in the resource sector. All of our communities will benefit from the potential growth.”