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Media Advisory - New flights for Brandonites

CALGARY, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Media are invited to the Brandon Municipal Airport on September 3, 2013, to celebrate the addition of Brandon, Manitoba, to the growing network of destinations served by WestJet Encore.

New daily, non-stop service between Calgary and Brandon is operated by WestJet Encore's fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft and bookings are available now via, by calling 1-888-WESTJET or through a preferred travel agent.

Brandon is the third new destination for WestJet Encore, and from the beginning has been an enthusiastic advocate of air service. Residents of Brandon and area will now have one-stop access to WestJet's extensive network of 87 destinations in 18 countries.

Media are invited to speak with WestJet Encore President Ferio Pugliese and members of the Brandon delegation including Mayor Sheri Decter Hirst and Brandon Chamber of Commerce President Craig Senchuk.

WHAT: WestJet Encore inaugural flight to Brandon, Manitoba (YBR)

WHEN: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
12:50 p.m. - first WestJet Encore flight arrives at McGill Field
12:55 p.m. - official welcome ceremony
1:20 p.m. - depart for Calgary

WHERE: Brandon Municipal Airport, on the north side of the Brandon Flying Club hangar from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be held inside the hangar.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 87 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,600 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world. This year, WestJet launched its new regional airline, WestJet Encore.

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