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  • Air Canada launches pop-up YYCaesar bar in Calgary

    Press Release Air Canada announced its YYCaesar Bar will pop-up in Calgary during Stampede week, offering Calgarians and visitors alike the opportunity to sample several varieties of Canada’s national cocktail, take-off on an Air Canada flight through a virtual reality experience, and help support the important work of the Calgary Firefighters Charitable Foundation. People will also have the chance to win two tickets daily to any Air Canada destination. YYCaesar Bar by Air Canada pops up from Saturday, July 6…

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  • WestJet launches inaugural flights to Mexico City from Calgary and Vancouver

    WestJet’s inaugural flight, WS2200 from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Mexico City International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez, MEX) departed on the morning of March 14, marking the airline’s newest flight to Mexico. Flights between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Mexico City start March 15, solidifying WestJet’s position as the Canadian airline with the most flights to Mexico. “WestJet is proud to be at the forefront of expanding on vital trade and tourism linkages between Mexico and Canada,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “Non-stop, year-round flights from Calgary and Vancouver to Mexico Cityconnect the country to one of…

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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 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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  • American Airlines strengthens service to Canada in 2018

    New service from Chicago to Calgary and Vancouver on sale Dec. 4; Additional service to Eastern Canada starting next summer American Airlines is strengthening its ties to Canada. Starting next summer, American is adding service from its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Daily service to Vancouver begins May 4, 2018, and seasonal service to Calgary begins June 7, 2018. The airline will also increase frequencies from the U.S.…

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  • WestJet connects Calgary to the Mile-High City for a low price

    WestJet adds Denver/Calgary flight to growing network WestJet has announced it will begin serving Denver International Airport (DEN) daily from Calgary International Airport (YYC) starting March 8, 2018. “Calgarians have enjoyed WestJet’s low fares and great guest experience since our inception and we are proud to bring our trusted brand to the Mile-High City, Denver,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “With its sophisticated business economy and stunning mountain scenery, Denver is a natural for the WestJet network. Connecting through Calgary…

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  • WestJet launches Calgary’s first nonstop to Nashville

    With the departure of flight 1426, WestJet announced the start of service between Calgary and Nashville. WestJet is the only Canadian carrier featuring non-stop service from Western Canada to Nashville’s Metropolitan Nashville Airport (BNA). “It’s a great day for western Canadians and Calgarians, who now have twice-weekly, nonstop access to one of the United States’ top destinations – Nashville,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “With the Toronto service, and now Calgary, we provide easy access…

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  • WestJet adds to successful Nashville service

    Airline becomes only Canadian carrier serving Calgary and Nashville non-stop WestJet has announced it will become the first Canadian carrier featuring non-stop service between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Nashville’s Metropolitan Nashville Airport (BNA). The twice-weekly route starts May 4. “WestJet continues to boost our flight network out of our Calgary hub,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “Nashville is known for its extensive list of concerts, events and landmarks. Just as the route out of Toronto has been embraced, we expect that Western Canadians will be thrilled…

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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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