WestJet flies by: City optimistic of airport’s future despite not being on the map for new regional airline

WestJet will launch its new regional airline in Western Canada without a local stop but city officials and business leaders say the growing dogfight for air service in the west could eventually lead to more frequent and cheaper flights in Medicine Hat.

The Calgary-based WestJet announced Monday that Encore, the regional wing of the air carrier, will begin flying into Fort St. John and Nanaimo, B.C., in June.

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