The Calgary Airport Authority is pleased with today’s WestJet announcement that it will continue to grow its network out of Calgary International Airport (YYC). The new additions to their summer schedule include daily year-round non-stop service from Calgary to Houston and from Calgary to Terrace, which are important oil and gas markets for business travellers out of YYC. The schedule also includes daily non-stop service from Calgary to Yellowknife, a popular leisure destination for travellers looking to experience the Northern Lights.
“Everyone knows that WestJet’s roots are in Calgary, but today’s announcement shows that we still have room to grow; especially as the world-class facilities at the Calgary Airport continue to keep pace,” said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “We are so excited to offer WestJet’s low fares and friendly service to Houston, Texas, a highly requested route out of Calgary. New service to growing markets like Terrace or Yellowknife provide even more choices to travellers looking for friendly service, low fares and great connections to more than 90 destinations across WestJet’s network.”
YYC is WestJet’s largest Canadian hub and has been its home base since its beginning in 1996, where it has become one of Canada’s largest airlines. In 2012, WestJet selected YYC as the headquarters to continue to grow its business as it launched its regional airline, WestJet Encore.
"We are thrilled to see WestJet continue to strategically grow their network out of YYC where it all started in 1996," said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. "Already serving 78 non-stop destinations and more than 200 flights a day, YYC's route network continues to grow with increased services and additional destinations, meaning more options for business and leisure travellers looking to connect through one of Canada's best-served hub airports.”
The summer schedule for WestJet’s new non-stop services are as follows:
Calgary to Houston:
Daily non-stop service starting September 8, 2015 departing at 10:25 a.m. with WestJet.
Calgary to Terrace:
Daily non-stop service starting May 3, 2015 departing at 2:40 p.m. with WestJet Encore.
Calgary to Yellowknife:
Daily non-stop service starting May 3, 2015 departing from Calgary at 8:45 p.m. with WestJet.