Canada Gets Some Spinoff Airline Action Too, Thanks to WestJet
A new airline might just be headed around the Great White North before too long, as WestJet eyes the possibility of sending some new planes into the skies as part of a brand new airline. Apparently they’re sick of losing business to Air Canada and Porter Airlines, so it might just be time to fight back.
By this time next year, the plans could be in place for WestJet’s new regional airline. Head honchos at the carrier are already explaining that such a move would just be the next step WestJet needs, and that it would be a “natural evolution.” They haven’t made any decisions or placed any orders just yet, but they’re already thinking about ordering up some of those snazzy Bombardier Q400 turboprops to fly into smaller cities and markets.
Right now we’re not sure if the new regionally focused airline would just fall under the general WestJet umbrella, or if it would be a separate entity selling its tickets through WestJet. Either way you'll be getting here and there hopefully while saving some Loonies.
There’s still plenty of time for things to change, but there are already rumors about where the new planes might be headed. Spots in British Columbia like Cranbrook, Prince Rupert and Fort St. John are all possibilities, as well as flights to Sudbury, Sarnia, and Timmins in Ontario. This is definitely good news for those who call Canada home, as well as those looking to explore a more unique slice of the country.