Northern Air to launch Whitecourt -Calgary air service.
The Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County are proud to announce that Northern Air is expanding its scheduled air service to Whitecourt.
It was announced earlier in the year that the Whitecourt Airport, operated by Woodlands County, would be applying to regulatory agencies for approval to provide scheduled air service. Authorization has been granted, and flights will begin November 5.
“Northern Air is excited to play a role in the growth and expansion of this region,” said Northern Air President Nate Hilman. “As oil and gas operations increase, the need for fast, reliable transportation will be essential for those who call Whitecourt and Woodlands County home.”
Northern Air’s direct service will provide eight flights per week. Effectively immediately, bookings can be made for flights through Northern Air’s toll free number 1-800-661-1911.
“From the perspective of Woodlands County, Northern Air will take our community a huge step ahead in the way we service our business community,” said Woodlands County Mayor Jim Rennie. “We were already the hub for energy services in the Grande Prairie to Edmonton corridor; and now for the Calgary to the north travelers we will strengthen as the center for future development. For all our residents travelling to Calgary to meet with their company headquarters, they will be able to have both breakfast and supper at home with their families!”
“From an economic development perspective, having this air connection is vital for continued growth,” remarked Whitecourt Mayor Maryann Chichak. “If we want to continue to attract investment, increase the number of jobs, and expand our reputation as being the hub for oil and gas operations - we need to have direct access to Calgary.”
While the new service has been spurred by regional oil and gas operations, the transportation link will provide an important social and leisure link to those that call Whitecourt and Woodlands County home. It will be quick, convenient, and affordable for those looking for a getaway, and will open up international travel opportunities and the flight options available through the Calgary International Airport.