Regional and ready. WestJet Encore took to the skies.
WestJet Encore launched service on June 24, 2013, and ended 2013 with a fleet of eight Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft serving 15 communities in Canada with 60 daily departures.
The expansion of WestJet service with WestJet Encore enhanced the schedule to existing WestJet destinations along with the addition of four new destinations: Nanaimo, Fort St. John, Terrace and Brandon. WestJet Encore's goal of liberating communities from high fares, along with enhancing connectivity within the WestJet network, has been strongly embraced by the communities it serves.
WestJet Encore's performance exceeded expectations in 2013. We fully expect this success to continue into 2014 and beyond, with the launch of service into Central Canada this year – including Toronto and other parts of Ontario – and the growth of its fleet to a total of 16 Q400 aircraft by year-end.
See president's message to shareholders for cautionary note regarding forward-looking information.