WestJet will now have fewer planes flying in and out of Alberta’s two biggest cities, as weakness in the energy sector has made an impact on demand.
The airline confirms that WestJet Encore is decreasing its service in Calgary and Edmonton as of Saturday, March 5th, which is one daily flight in each direction on the schedule. There will also be several other routes to and from those two cities that will be either cancelled or have service reduced.
Flights between Calgary and two destinations in British Columbia (Terrace and Prince George) will be affected along with direct flights between Edmonton and Nanaimo, as well as Kamloops, B.C.
Richard Bartrem is the vice president at WestJet who says there’s been a noticeable drop in traffic in some parts across the country.
As a result, WestJet says they will now boost service to Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Atlantic Canada.
— WestJet (@WestJet) January 25, 2016