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  • WestJet to offer non-stop Atlanta service from Calgary

    Press Release WestJet today announced it is expanding choice and connectivity for Calgarians when the airline begins operations between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) next spring. “WestJet is proud to expand on vital trade and tourism linkages between Western Canada and the southeastern United States,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “Non-stop, year-round flights from Calgary to Atlanta connect two major markets in North America and grow opportunities for trade and tourism.” “Being able…

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  • WestJet adds two limited-edition summer routes

    London, ON/Vancouver and Quebec City/Calgary WestJet has announced two non-stop routes offering Canadian travellers even greater choices for connectivity and convenience this summer. Starting June 29, WestJet will begin service between London, Ontario and Vancouver and between Quebec City and Calgary. WestJet’s limited-edition flights will be offered only during the peak summer travel season. “WestJet is looking forward to providing London and Quebec City with improved connectivity into the broader WestJet network through Vancouver and Calgary respectively this summer,” said Brian Znotins,…

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  • WestJet launches inaugural flight between Calgary and Denver

    First Canadian airline operating nonstop from Calgary to Denver With the March 8 departure of flight 1570 from Calgary International Airport (YYC), WestJet becomes the first Canadian airline flying nonstop to Denver International Airport (DEN) from Calgary. The new service operates daily year-round. “Denver is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts or those looking for the combination of cowboy heritage and cosmopolitan chic,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “We are proud to offer our guests this exciting destination with mass appeal. These added flights further demonstrate WestJet continues…

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  • Air Canada to launch daily, seasonal Calgary-Palm Springs and Edmonton-Las Vegas flights next winter

    More flights from Calgary to Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and from Vancouver to Palm Springs and Phoenix. Air Canada has announced it will launch daily, seasonal flights between Calgary and Palm Springs, and between Edmonton and Las Vegas starting October 28, 2018.  All flights are now available for purchase via the Air Canada app, at aircanada.com and through travel agents. “We are very pleased to offer additional convenient travel options to Albertans with non-stop flights from Calgary and Edmonton to Palm Springs and Las Vegas respectively this winter,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “Concurrent with our fleet…

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  • Europe is more accessible than ever with Air Transat – New domestic flights will offer travellers greater flexibility

    Air Transat will be adding new domestic flights this summer, making Europe that much more accessible to travellers from Calgary, Vancouver and Quebec City. In fact, they will now have access to more than 10 new European destinations, thanks to Air Transat’s connecting flights via Montreal and Toronto. “For more than 30 years, Air Transat has been the preferred holiday travel airline for Canadians flying to Europe,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat. “Our domestic flights are very popular with travellers, as…

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  • Air Canada to launch new domestic regional routes starting July 2018

    Edmonton to Kelowna and Victoria Calgary to Comox Air Canada has announced it will begin new domestic regional non-stop flights on July 2, 2018.  Flights are now available for purchase along with introductory promotional fares at aircanada.com, via the Air Canada app and through travel agents. “We are pleased to offer new non-stop flights onboard our Bombardier Q400s between popular BC and Alberta cities as we continue to strategically expand our already extensive domestic network,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “With the continued growth at several communities…

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  • WestJet adds six dozen flights to Calgary hub

    Calgary’s largest airline continues to shape YYC hub with the most seats, flights and destinations WestJet has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Calgary hub to key business and tourism destinations in Canada and the U.S., adding 72 more weekly flights. WestJet already offers more flights to more destinations from Calgary than any other airline, and these flight additions once again make YYC its largest hub. “WestJet will increase service from Calgary, our largest hub, by six dozen weekly flights this summer,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet…

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  • WestJet moves Whitehorse service to Calgary

    Airline offers Yukoners more connections via YYC WestJet has announced that it will move its non-stop seasonal service between Whitehorse and Vancouver to YYC Calgary International Airport, effective June 29, 2018. For the first time, flights between Whitehorse and Calgary will be available for purchase as of January 29, 2018. “WestJet has been serving Whitehorse with seasonal summer service to Vancouver since 2012,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “As we continue to expand our…

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  • GBTA unveils speaker lineup for fourth annual ERM Symposium in Calgary

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, has unveiled the speaker lineup for GBTA Canada’s fourth annual Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium 2017 Calgary, on October 3. This event is geared towards buyers who manage travel within companies in the energy, resources and marine sectors. Business travel professionals will be able to partake in education sessions, discussion panels, and exclusive networking opportunities. “We are delighted to welcome a variety of industry leaders to…

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  • WestJet breaks ground on new Calgary hangar

    A new maintenance hangar at the Calgary International Airport will help airline continue to grow Calgary hub WestJet has broken ground on its new $50 million hangar project at YYC Calgary International Airport that will support the airline’s ongoing fleet expansion and growth of its Calgary hub. The hangar, once complete, will occupy 125,000 square feet, accommodate its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and stand eight stories tall. “WestJet is the largest carrier at YYC Calgary International Airport and is a major driver of growth in the city,”…

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