West Coast continues push for WestJet flights

The Alberni Clayoquot Regional District is continuing its efforts to lure WestJet to the Long Beach Airport.

The regional district’s Long Beach Airport Advisory recently met with WestJet network planning analyst Chris Jackson to discuss the airline’s potential future at the airport, according to Ucluelet Mayor Bill Irving.  

 â€œ(Jackson) gave us ideas on what kind of resources have to be at an airport for WestJet to consider it so the advisory took that into consideration,” Irving said.

Irving suggested there could be possible linkages between WestJet commuter flights from either Comox or Nanaimo and Long Beach’s existing airlines.

“Good opportunity; lot’s of things happening there that I think will be very much appreciated by the folks on the West Coast,” he said.

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