The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has approved Pacific Coastal Airlines’ application to operate WestJet feeder flights between the Canada and the United States.

The 3 September approval could mark a step by WestJet toward additional US flying, but the carrier did not respond to requests for more information.

Vancouver-based Pacific Coastal, which operates a fleet of 34-seat Saab 340Bs, currently serves smaller regional airports in western Canada including Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat and Prince George as part of the WestJet network.

The carrier began flying for WestJet in June 2019, connecting WestJet’s Calgary hub with smaller cities in British Columbia and Alberta.

WestJet Link’s latest route, once-daily service between Vancouver and Cranbrook, is its sixth and will be launched in October.