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New Nashville Flights Set To, From Toronto

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Posted at 5:50 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 18:50:03-04

Nashville has officially become part of WestJet Encore’s growing network with flights between Music City and Toronto, Canada.

A flight left Toronto Wednesday headed for Nashville, becoming the first flight of the new partnership.

The flights have been planned for five times each week, both to and from Nashville International Airport.

“WestJet is delighted to add the city of Nashville, our second WestJet Encore U.S. destination, to our schedule as we continue to strategically grow our network in response to demand,” said Ferio Pugliese, WestJet Encore President. “Our schedule and connectivity to Nashville out of Toronto, combined with our low fares and caring service, provides a convenient option for those travelling to visit the area whether for leisure or business. In addition, those travelling into Toronto from Nashville have a convenient connection to the rest of WestJet’s Canadian network. This newest destination is further proof of WestJet’s continued commitment to providing more travel options and liberating Canadians, and Americans, from the high cost of air travel. We look forward to serving Music City, U.S.A.”

The flights from Toronto to Nashville have been set to be operated on Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft.

“Welcoming a new airline and additional international service is a big win for our airport and the entire Nashville and Middle Tennessee region,” said Rob Wigington, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority President and CEO. “WestJet is known for its low-cost fares and outstanding customer service, and we look forward to introducing them to the Nashville community and having them join the roster of airlines serving BNA.”

According to reports, WestJet and WestJet Encore will operate more than 120 flights per day from Toronto this summer. Those flights include new services to Los Angeles, Boston, and London.