WestJet launches service to the Windy City

May 14, 2012   |  

CALGARY, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new, non-stop seasonal service to Chicago O'Hare from Vancouver and Calgary. The inaugural flights depart from Vancouver at 11:40 a.m. PDT and Calgary at 4 p.m. MDT.

These new flights are timed to connect with WestJet's code-share partner, American Airlines, to cities such as Boston, Philadelphia and Washington. American Airlines is code-sharing on the Chicago flights; therefore, WestJet guests have the ability to earn either WestJet dollars or AAdvantage miles when booking these services.

"Chicago O'Hare is an important airline hub and business city, but it's also a great destination as a truly cosmopolitan city featuring some of the finest art and culture," said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. "The launch of service to Chicago represents another step in the execution of our strategy to offer both Canadian and American business and leisure travellers greater access to key markets in both countries."

WestJet will fly between Calgary and Chicago, and Vancouver and Chicago, once daily beginning today.

Vancouver - Chicago (daily until October 27, 2012)

Flight Departure Arrival
From Vancouver (WS 1688) 11:40 a.m. 5:39 p.m.
From Chicago (WS 1747) 8:45 a.m. 11:24 a.m.


Calgary - Chicago (daily until October 26, 2012)

Flight Departure Arrival
From Calgary (WS 1646) 4 p.m. 8:15 p.m.
From Chicago (WS 1523) 6:30 p.m. 9:15 p.m.


"We are pleased to welcome WestJet's new service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport," said Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. "As a new entrant carrier to O'Hare, WestJet offers our travellers more choices with a direct connection to two of Canada's most popular cities."

Full schedule details and great one-way fares to Chicago are available from Vancouver from $149 plus $86 in applicable fees, taxes and surcharges for a total fare of $235, and from Calgary from $129 plus $88 in applicable taxes, fees and surcharges for a total fare of $217. Seats are available by visiting westjet.com, calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538) or through your preferred travel agent.

WestJet Vacations offers a great selection of vacation packages to Chicago from Vancouver for three nights starting as low as $429 plus $125 in applicable fees, taxes and surcharges for a total of $554, and from Calgary for three nights starting as low as $409 plus $130 in applicable fees, taxes and surcharges for a total of $539. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com, contact a WestJet Vacations Experience Specialist at 1-877-737-7001 or see your preferred travel agent.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 76-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of 98 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 37 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book travel experiences to 47 destinations in 13 countries, including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive network and world-class guest experience, WestJet Vacations offers guests a great flight schedule and a wide variety of hotel and resort options to create fun and affordable vacation experiences. For more information, visit WestJet Vacation's website