Transwest Air Announces Fare Restructuring
June 17, 2020 – Saskatoon
Transwest Air’s scheduled service fare structure and rates are changing. “We found that by having over 20 fare types we were not effectively managing our business or customer needs”, says Stephen Smith, President and CEO. “The present fare structure must be streamlined and simplified to eliminate all the varying rates and provide our customers with standard and discount fares and associated benefits”.
Effective June 22, 2020 the new, revamped structure includes three roundtrip fares:
- BASIC (50% off premium fares) – Purchase 21-14 days in advance/non-refundable (50lb. baggage max.)
- FLEX (25% off premium fares) – Purchase 13-7 days in advance/$100 change fee + fare difference. Minimum 24-hour notice (75lb. baggage max.)
- PREMIUM – Purchase anytime in advance/change up to 2 hours prior to departure fully refundable. (100lb. baggage max.)
* Limited number of standby seats available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – $299 one-way (taxes and fees included).
* From June 22 to September 12, 2020 passengers can book BASIC travel one way with no requirement for advance purchase or weekend stay requirement. Effective September 13, 2020 passengers must book BASIC round trip travel with a weekend. FLEX includes a change fee.
Effective immediately, travellers with credit files will be permitted to utilize them to fund future travel (no refunds). Going forward, Transwest Air will no longer provide credit files for cancelled or unused tickets.
Transwest Air’s Northern Sky Reward Program is ending June 22, 2020. After that date, boarding passes will no longer qualify for redemption. Boarding passes dated prior to June 22 are still valid for redemption; however, passengers must redeem their passes no later than December 31, 2020.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic affect on airlines around the world, including Transwest Air. As our country, province and communities emerge from the pandemic, aligning our fare structure with that of standard Canadian airlines will allow us to continue providing the quality of service that our customers and communities deserve”, said Smith. Please see Transwest Air’s website, www.transwestair.com, for further details and pricing.
Through its group of companies (Transwest Air, Northern Shield Helicopters, Snowbird Aviation Services and West Wind Aviation), West Wind Aviation Group provides air transportation services to remote, regional Canadian locations, with scheduled, charter and customized solutions.
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