WestJet picks Calgary as home base for new airline

CALGARY- After considering a number of cities across Canada, WestJet has decided to locate the headquarters of its new regional airline in Calgary.

Wednesday’s announcement means that Encore, the newly named regional airline expected to begin flying in the last half of 2013, will be based in the same city as its parent company. WestJet spokesperson Jennifer Sanford said airports in both Eastern and Western Canada were considered, but in the end, the company chose to remain true to its roots.

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