Jim Prentice says if he is voted in as Alberta's next premier he will not use government planes to fly between Calgary and Edmonton.

The former federal cabinet minister made the comment this morning on the Calgary Eyeopener.

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Prentice says there needs to be an end to government entitlements.

The use of a government plane when commercial flights were available became a hot topic for former premier Alison Redford.

Prentice says he will have more to say on the use of the government fleet in the coming days.

Meanwhile, another leadership contender, Thomas Lukazuk, announced he plans to join the race.

The only other person to state their intention to run is Calgary MLA Ric McIver.