WestJet Encore, the new turboprop regional affiliate of Calgary-based low-cost carrier WestJet, launched operations Monday. The airline’s fleet will be comprised exclusively of Bombardier Q400s. WestJet ordered 20 Q400s plus 25 options and envisions Encore eventually covering all of Canada. For now, the regional will be focused on serving western Canadian destinations. In addition to Calgary, which serves as the regional carrier’s base, the initial network includes Vancouver, ...

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