WestJet expands Kamloops service to Edmonton Airport

westjet_smSun Peaks, BC (December 16, 2009) – WestJet Airlines has just announced it will expand its service to Kamloops and Sun Peaks with an Edmonton flight connection this summer.

WestJet will begin the Kamloops-Edmonton run on May 2, 2010, beginning with service three days a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The new flight departs Edmonton at 4:30 p.m. and arrives in Kamloops at 4:40 p.m. The flight back to Edmonton leaves Kamloops at 5:15 p.m.

“Things are getting better and better this winter . . . great snow, the Olympics, and now a new flight! It’s like Christmas!” says Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks. “There is a traditional linkage between Sun Peaks and Edmonton, and in years past, Tod Mountain hosted thousands of Edmonton skiers. This connection with a wide-bodied jet aircraft immediately opens up significant new opportunities for golf and ski in the region.”

WestJet began direct service between Vancouver and Kamloops on Nov. 1, 2009 after the airline’s success with the Calgary-Kamloops connection, which began Dec. 15, 2008.

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