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CALGARY — WestJet is now the only airline to connect Calgary to Atlanta with nonstop service, having launched its inaugural flight on March 3.
The six times weekly service departs Calgary International Airport (YYC) at 9:55 a.m. and arrives at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) at 4:08 p.m. It moves to daily service starting April 7.
Atlanta is now the 65th destination that WestJet serves nonstop from Calgary. WestJet already serves more destinations with more nonstop flights from Calgary than any other airline.
“Today’s flight between Calgary and Atlanta marks another significant milestone in WestJet’s continued investment into Alberta while supporting strong business and tourism ties,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We are thrilled to offer our guests this service along with access to 111 unique routes between Atlanta and points across North America served by WestJet and our codeshare partner, Delta.”
WestJet, via Delta, offers an extensive list of U.S. destinations including the southeastern United States and Gulf Coast, and cities such as Memphis, Tenn., Charleston, S.C., New Orleans, La., Savannah, Ga., Pensacola and Panama City, Fla.
The two carriers have signed a definitive agreement to create a comprehensive transborder joint venture arrangement that will offer travellers an expanded network within Canada and the U.S., frequent flyer benefit reciprocity, lounge access and join corporate discounts. The proposed joint venture agreement is subject to regulatory approvals in the U.S. and Canada.