WestJet celebrates two new routes out of Calgary and Edmonton

WestJet celebrates two new routes out of Calgary and Edmonton

CALGARY — WestJet is celebrating the start of two new routes: Calgary-Washington D.C., and Edmonton-Minneapolis.

The airline’s first-ever service between Calgary and Washington D.C. launched on June 2 with the departure of WS1618, the first of three weekly flights that will travel between the two cities this summer. With the new route, along with new service to Detroit and the restoration of service to an expansive list of U.S. destinations, WestJet has increased its Calgary transborder capacity by 46% compared to summer 2022. It now offers direct service from Calgary to 20 U.S. destinations.

WestJet celebrates two new routes out of Calgary and Edmonton

WestJet celebrates inaugural take off of service between Edmonton and Minneapolis

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the inauguration of our service between Calgary and Washington D.C., forming yet another meaningful connection between our home hub in Calgary and our southern neighbours that will provide newfound, seamless access to the world-renowned monuments in the capital city of the United States,” said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Commercial Development. 

Also launching on June 2 was WestJet’s nonstop transborder service between Edmonton and Minneapolis. With the inclusion of Minneapolis to Edmonton’s network, WestJet has increased Edmonton’s transborder capacity this summer by 150%, and its total network capacity by over 40%, marking the airline’s largest network expansion from a single city in its history.

Added Avery: “Through our new service connecting Edmonton and Minneapolis, WestJet is doing our part to further enhance the economic success of the communities we serve through the implementation of strategic routes that serve to stimulate vital business and tourism opportunities.”

Edmonton-Minneapolis service will run 5x/weekly this summer. Plus, through WestJet’s longstanding partnership with Delta Air Lines, guests connecting through Minneapolis will arrive in one Delta’s major hubs, gaining access to a vast network of U.S. destinations including Boston, Miami, New York, Washington D.C. and more, on a single purchased ticket with check-in for all flights at the first departure, baggage tagged to their final destination and lounge access for select guests. 

Pictured in top photo: Malcolm Bruce, CEO, Edmonton Global, Riccardo Simonelli, WestJet, Director Canadian Airports, Tanni Doblanko, Leduc County, Mayor, Carmen Donnelly,YEG Airport, Vice President, Passenger Experience & Terminal Operations, Andre Carbould, City of Edmonton, City Manager, Deanna Dow, YEG Airport, Manager of Air Service Development

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