WestJet Encore kicks off operations out of Québec City – New carrier to offer more flights to Toronto

Starting March 15, travellers will have access to more WestJet flights to and from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. The airline’s regional subsidiary, WestJet Encore, will ramp up WestJet’s service by operating two daily flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport, WestJet’s hub in Eastern Canada.

This new offering will significantly improve service to and from Québec City, which will be a boom to both business and leisure travellers. Flights are operated by 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft according to the following schedule:

Route Frequency Departure Arrival  Starting on
Québec City-Toronto Once a day 6 a.m. 8:01 a.m. March 16, 2015
Toronto-Québec City Once a day 3:40 p.m. 5:23 p.m. March 15, 2015
Québec City-Toronto Once a day 6 p.m. 8 p.m. March 15, 2015
Toronto-Québec City Once a day 9:20 p.m. 11:03 p.m. March 15, 2015

WestJet’s enhanced service to YQB offers numerous benefits for travellers and the community:

  • Twice as many flights between Québec City and Toronto
  • More seats available in the Québec City–Toronto corridor
  • More opportunities to connect with its network of over 120 destinations, as well as to all its partner networks via its Toronto Pearson hub
  • Greater scheduling flexibility for business and leisure travellers
  • More vacation package options from travel wholesaler WestJet Vacations
  • Easier access to Québec City for tourists

“We’re delighted to welcome WestJet Encore to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. This dynamic carrier has been a huge success across Canada since its launch in June 2013. WestJet’s decision to step up its service in Québec City shows a real commitment to our community,” said Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) president and CEO Gaëtan Gagné.

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