(Calgary, AB) - WestJet will begin flying its charter services to one of northern Alberta’s oil sands operations out of the Domestic Terminal at YYC Calgary International Airport on April 2. These charters, which link YYC to a corporate aerodrome near Fort McMurray, support one of the largest oil sands operators in Alberta and will bring thousands of additional passengers through the airport terminal every month.
“This service is an important linkage for a key industry in Alberta’s economy. We congratulate our partner WestJet on their continued business growth here at YYC, as we welcome their newest guests to our terminal,” said Bob Sartor, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority.
The move of the flights to YYC’s main terminal provides the charter passengers with the opportunity to enjoy the various shops, dining and service options available at YYC.
“WestJet views the Calgary International Airport as a key partner in providing travellers with the same care as our renowned airline experience, “ said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “We are proud to provide a caring experience to our charter guests that will now be more seamless and offer them additional services through the Calgary International Airport."
ABOUT THE CALGARY AIRPORT AUTHORITY
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share capital organization, incorporated under the Alberta Regional Airports Authorities Act, and is responsible for the safe, secure and efficient management of the YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Springbank Airport (YBW) under long-term lease from the Government of Canada. YYC's mandate is to advance economic and community development by providing improved airline and transportation services for the benefit of the public. The Authority has invested over $4 billion into the continued development of YYC, opening Canada's longest runway in 2014 and a new International Terminal in 2016. YYC is a key economic driver for Calgary and Alberta, generating more than $8 billion in economic activity annually and creating 48,000 jobs.
For more information contact:
The Calgary Airport Authority
P: 403 735 5899