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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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  • 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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  • WestJet launches Montreal-Boston route aboard WestJet Encore

    New non-stop flight brings low fares and competition to route WestJet has announced the start of service between Montreal and Boston. The inaugural flight from Montreal Trudeau International Airport arrived at Boston Logan International Airport on October 15, marking the last of three new routes launched by WestJet from Montreal this year. “WestJet has significantly expanded its service to, from and within the province of Quebec in 2017,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “This expansion demonstrates our commitment to bring lower airfares…

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  • Switchfly and WestJet partner on multi-source travel packaging

    Transforming travel for new markets and traveller expectations Switchfly, a travel commerce company for direct channel booking, and WestJet, a leading Canadian airline, are partnering to better manage and expand WestJet’s ability to dynamically package flight and hotel to all destinations. WestJet will offer its guests a more complete travel experience while increasing ancillary revenue. “Switchfly will enable WestJet to offer our guests the freedom to create their own unique travel experiences through access to a global selection of hotels…

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  • Porter Airlines now flying to Fredericton

    First day of service brings fanfare at Fredericton International Airport Porter Airlines is growing its presence in New Brunswick with the official arrival of its first flight to the provincial capital of Fredericton. Flights operate daily between Ottawa and continue to downtown Toronto. Connections to other Porter cities are available from both locations. Hundreds of locals greeted arriving passengers with fanfare that included a bagpiper, Garrison District guards, maritime cuisine and music. Politicians and other community leaders were among those participating in…

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  • Air Canada to launch Vancouver-Frankfurt and Vancouver-London Gatwick flights for summer 2017

    Strategic increase of international flights at YVR hub offers additional choice to Europe and beyond Air Canada is further boosting international flights at its Vancouver hub next summer with daily seasonal flights from YVR to Frankfurt, and three times weekly seasonal flights from YVR to London Gatwick. Flights begin June 1, 2017 and June 8, 2017 respectively, and tickets are now available for purchase. “Air Canada continues to strategically increase its European flights at YVR with seasonal daily flights to…

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  • YYC officially opens new international terminal

    YYC Calgary International Airport’s new International Terminal has officially opened for operations — moving all U.S. and International flight operations at YYC to the new terminal facility. The opening of the new terminal at YYC marks the completion of the largest single infrastructure program in the airport’s history — the Airport Development Program. “In 2014 we opened Canada’s longest runway and today we welcome the world to the most advanced airport terminal in Canada,” said Garth Atkinson, president and CEO…

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  • Air Canada’s newest Maple Leaf Lounge opens at Newark Airport

    Conveniently located lounge near gates offers added amenities Air Canada has opened a Maple Leaf Lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport. The new lounge, Air Canada’s third in the U.S., is conveniently located beyond security near Air Canada gates, giving eligible Air Canada and Star Alliance customers a calm atmosphere to relax or work prior to their flight. “Air Canada is pleased to provide eligible Air Canada and Star Alliance customers a new Maple Leaf Lounge at Newark Liberty airport. We recognize that business and premium…

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  • Xiamen Airlines rolls out new service: Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle

    Xiamen Airlines recently launched its Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle service, creating an air bridge connecting two of China’s major special economic zones and an economic heavyweight on the U.S. West Coast. This is not only the first long haul route originating in Xiamen with an end point in the United States, but also the first direct international service between Shenzhen and the U.S. The service will be handled by a Xiamen Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with three flights per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The flight numbers are MF845 and MF846. Xiamen Airlines chairman and general manager…

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  • Porter adds extra flight between Thunder Bay and Toronto

    In response to passenger demand, Porter Airlines is increasing the number of flights between Thunder Bay and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, up to six daily roundtrips, effective September 6, 2016. Three direct flights are available from Thunder Bay to both Ottawa and Montreal, after a short stop in Toronto. Passengers no longer have to deplane in Toronto and change aircraft, significantly reducing travel time by up to two hours. Thunder Bay was Porter’s initial destination in Northern Ontario and…

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