Irving, Texas. February 11, 2013 –
WestJet Airlines, one of Canada’s leading carriers, today announced it would begin nonstop daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Calgary International Airport (YYC). WestJet will begin daily flights on April 29th, with seasonal service through the spring and summer months. The arrival of WestJet gives DFW its seventh new passenger airline in just over the past two years, and continues DFW’s unprecedented run of success in adding new air service for the Dallas/Fort Worth community.
“We’re pleased and proud to bring WestJet Airlines to the Dallas/Fort Worth market,” said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. “WestJet’s low fares and increasing popularity in Canada and throughout North America made them an obvious fit for DFW, and we think they offer our passengers outstanding connectivity to Canada and the Pacific Northwest.”
“Our non-stop daily service to DFW is a great fit for both DFW and WestJet,” said Gregg Saretsky, President and CEO, WestJet. “There is a strong connection between these two western markets, stemming in part from the business ties within the energy sectors of both countries. We look forward to introducing Texans to our low fares, high value and great guest experience, as well as a host of new amenities coming soon which are designed to enhance the overall business travel experience.”
Launched in 1996 with three planes, WestJet is now Canada’s second largest carrier, providing service to 83 destinations in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. WestJet utilizes a fleet comprised entirely of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, specifically 737-600s, 737-700s and 737-800s.
WestJet currently has codeshare agreements with eight airlines, including oneworld alliance members American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Japan Air Lines.
WestJet Airlines is based in Calgary, Alberta, and was inducted into Canada’s corporate culture hall of fame after being named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
For DFW Airport, the past two years have seen an unprecedented expansion of air service offerings with the addition of seven new passenger airlines, three new cargo carriers, thirteen new international destinations and thirteen new domestic destinations.
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