Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - PRINT EDITION

Brandon still woos WestJet

The city tweeted this valentine to WestJet.

Enlarge Image

The city tweeted this valentine to WestJet. (CITY OF BRANDON)

Jilted suitor? Left at the airport altar? The city of Brandon doesn't think so.

In fact, they’re still wooing WestJet.

The airline, which announced earlier this week that Brandon wasn’t first on the list for its new Encore service, has been coyly playing hard-to-get for the past few months.

Several would-be destinations — including Brandon — travelled to Calgary last year to ask for WestJet’s hand, but on Monday the airline gave a rose to Fort St. John and Nanaimo.

Brandon hasn’t given up, however, and still seems to be pressing its case with lustful ardour.

Yesterday morning, the city tweeted a Valentine to WestJet. "Fear not; we will wait for you" it read in part.

It’s the latest creative manoeuvre from the city that hasn’t yet been kissed.

During the Calgary trip, city staff handed out specially made mockup magazines and fake boarding passes.

Last April 1, the mayor was photoshopped into a stewardess uniform for an April Fool’s Day prank that saw the city "land" air service.

And last Valentine’s Day, the city also tweeted out a romantic card.

The airline has taken the city’s advances in stride — normally responding with vague-but-encouraging messages.

In response to this latest, the company said, "That’s a whole lotta love. Thanks!"

» Brandon Sun

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 15, 2013

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Jilted suitor? Left at the airport altar? The city of Brandon doesn't think so.

In fact, they’re still wooing WestJet.

Please subscribe to view full article.

Already subscribed? Login to view full article.

Not yet a subscriber? Click here to sign up

Jilted suitor? Left at the airport altar? The city of Brandon doesn't think so.

In fact, they’re still wooing WestJet.

Subscription required to view full article.

A subscription to the Brandon Sun Newspaper is required to view this article. Please update your user information if you are already a newspaper subscriber.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Election 2014
Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media