WestJet cutting back on scheduled flights from Calgary, Edmonton

CALGARY -- Fewer WestJet planes will be flying in and out Alberta's two biggest cities as the oil downturn continues to bite.

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As of March, the airline says it will be reducing service between Calgary and Edmonton.

Several more routes to and from those two cities are either being cancelled or scaled back.

WestJet will also be removing flights between Calgary and two B.C. destinations -- Terrace and Prince George.

As well, it's reducing the number of flights between Calgary and Brandon, Man., Fort McMurray, Alta., and between Edmonton and Nanaimo and Kamloops, B.C.

And there will be reduced service between the provincial capital and Abbotsford, B.C., Grande Prairie, Alta.

WestJet (TSX:WJA) says it's transferring more of its capacity to Eastern Canada, meaning more trips between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal as well as to Atlantic destinations like Halifax and Fredericton.



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