"Today, we are delighted to introduce the newest, ultra-quiet regional aircraft for customers in Alberta and Saskatchewan," says Marcel Forget, Air Canada's Vice President of Network Planning. "This spring, Air Canada will strategically increase capacity by either scheduling larger aircraft or adding flights to meet strong demand in Western Canada and we will continue to roll out the Q400 aircraft on additional routes in B.C., Alberta and the Northwest Territories in the coming months."
The Fort St. John to Vancouver route will also get the new planes in May.
The daily capacity on that route will increase by 19 per cent to 298, up from 250 daily in 2012.
The Q400's have 74 seats, replacing the current 50 seat aircraft.