CALGARY — Starting March 8, 2018, WestJet will serve the Mile-High City of Denver from Calgary International Airport.
According to the airline, Calgary ranks as Denver’s third-largest market in Canada, with nearly 150 people travelling between the two cities each day. Overall, Canada ranks as Denver’s second largest international market in terms of demand, accounting for 12% of total international travel.
Service will depart from Calgary daily at 10:10 a.m., arriving at Denver International Airport (DEN) at 12:26 p.m. Return, Denver flights depart daily at 1:15 p.m., arriving in Calgary at 3:46 p.m. Introductory fares, one-way total, start at $148.77 if booked by Aug. 21, 2017.
“Calgarians have enjoyed WestJet’s low fares and great guest experience since our inception and we are proud to bring our trusted brand to the Mile-High City, Denver,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “With its sophisticated business economy and stunning mountain scenery, Denver is a natural for the WestJet network. Connecting through Calgary will also allow Denver’s business and leisure travellers year round access to the broader Canadian WestJet network.”
Kim Day, CEO of Denver International Airport, added: “WestJet is an airline e have long courted, and we are pleased the carrier has chosen Denver as its newest transborder destination. Not only are Denver and Calgary similar cities in terms of size and geography, but Denver International Airport and WestJet share similar values in terms of a strong commitment to customer service and a focus on innovation.”
Overall, WestJet’s guests in Calgary have a total of 57 different WestJet destinations, including 17 U.S. destinations to choose from, more than any other airline flying out of Calgary International Airport. By 2018, WestJet will have increased capacity out of YYC by 48% over the last 10 years and will account for 53% of the seat capacity out of the city.