WestJet Airlines To Launch Daily Service from DFW International Airport To
Calgary in April
DFW AIRPORT, Texas, Feb. 11, 2013
Leading Canadian low-cost carrier brings more new international service to DFW
DFW AIRPORT, Texas, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --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
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
About DFW International Airport
Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW
International Airport is the world's fourth busiest, offering nearly 1,800
flights per day and serving 58 million passengers a year. DFW provides nonstop
service to 148 domestic and 50 international destinations worldwide. For five
consecutive years, DFW has ranked in the top five for customer service among
large airports worldwide in surveys conducted by Airports Council
International. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking
availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW
International Airport, visit www.dfwairport.com.
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