Canada: WestJet strengthens Calgary connectivity

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WestJet will add services to its winter program previously announced, with flights additional from Calgary to Ottawa and Los Angeles.

Starting October 30, WestJet will double its daily service between Calgary and Ottawa, adding 7 additional weekly flights during peak periods. In addition, 5 weekly flights will be added between Calgary and Los Angeles. In total, WestJet will operate nearly 900 weekly flights from Calgary International Airport (YYC) during peak periods this winter.

The Canadian airline continues to strengthen connectivity from Calgary, its base in Western Canada. “ WestJet remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring Calgary remains the most connected city in North America, with less than two million residents, as we continue to offer guests even more affordable and accessible air travel on our network this winter said Jane McCurdy, Director of Network Planning and Alliances at WestJet.

This summer, 86,000 travelers on international flights with WestJet started or ended their trip in the United States, a record for the Canadian airline. More and more American travelers, primarily from the West Coast, are flying with WestJet internationally from Calgary. The number of Americans on transatlantic flights WestJet increased by around 70% compared to last summer, all flights of WestJet to Asia and Europe being based in Calgary.

In service for 27 years, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the proportion of people flying domestically to over 50%. WestJet took off in 1996 with just 3 planes, 250 employees and 5 destinations; over the years, these numbers have grown to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 110 destinations in 24 countries.

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