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/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - WestJet Link launches between Medicine Hat and Calgary/

MEDICINE HAT, AB, June 21, 2018 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend WestJet Link's inaugural flight out of the Medicine Hat Regional Airport on June 22, 2018.


 WestJet Link Inaugural Flight (Media Availability)


Friday, June 22, 2018


Robert Palmer, WestJet, Manager Public Affairs

Glen Motz, MP Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner

Drew Barnes, MLA Cypress-Medicine Hat

Robert Wanner, MLA Medicine Hat

Laura Nadin-Young, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Director Airports

Perry Deering, Chamber of Commerce, President

Ted Clugston, Mayor Medicine Hat


10:45 a.m.  Media arrivals please note that ID is required at Medicine Hat Airport

11:00 a.m. Event begins

11:15 a.m. Flight arrival

11:20 a.m. Ribbon cutting /photo opportunity

11:25 a.m. Media interviews

Refreshments available


Medicine Hat Regional Airport

1-49 Viscount Ave SW


Media are asked to RSVP for in-person availability to


About WestJet
Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice winner – North America for 2017 and 2018 in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines. The airline was also named the Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit  

Recent recognition includes:
2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)

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SOURCE WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership

For further information: Media contacts: To contact WestJet media relations, please email; To contact City of Medicine Hat media please call Stan Schwartzenberger, 403-529-8353