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CALGARY — WestJet’s new nonstop service between Austin and Calgary is officially up and running, adding to the carrier’s growing network out of YYC.
The inaugural flight took off on May 2 between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Calgary International Airport. Service will run twice a week between the two cities.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the fun, funky and innovative city of Austin to the WestJet network,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “Including the just launched destinations of Atlanta and Portland, these three key markets help diversify Alberta’s economy, open new trade links and forge stronger connections between Alberta and these major destinations. We are pleased to share our caring Canadian spirit with Texans once again.”
Austin is WestJet’s second destination in Texas where the airline also operates twice-daily flights to Houston.