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WestJet launches Calgary's first nonstop to Nashville

CALGARY, May 4, 2017 /CNW/ - With the departure of flight 1426, WestJet today announced the start of service between Calgary and Nashville. WestJet is the only Canadian carrier featuring non-stop service from Western Canada to Nashville's Metropolitan Nashville Airport (BNA).

WestJet launched Calgary's first nonstop to Nashville (CNW Group/WestJet)

"It's a great day for western Canadians and Calgarians, who now have twice-weekly, nonstop access to one of the United States' top destinations - Nashville," said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "With the Toronto service, and now Calgary, we provide easy access to Nashville from the entire Canadian network. Once again we are proud to demonstrate why Trip Advisor named WestJet as Canada's best airline and "travellers' choice" in mid-size and low-cost airlines in North America. With more flights and destinations served nonstop from Calgary than any other airline, combined with our low fares and caring service, this newest route is further proof of WestJet's continued commitment to not only providing more travel options, but providing unique travel options while liberating Canadians from the high cost of air travel."

"WestJet is a valued partner and we are pleased to see them continue to succeed in growing their services out of YYC's International Terminal," said Bob Sartor, President and CEO for The Calgary Airport Authority. "This new connection from Calgary to Nashville is a welcome addition to our airport's route network, and we believe Albertans, who share Nashville's reputation for warm hospitality, will welcome the new service to Music City."

"We are delighted to celebrate WestJet's launch of Calgary service from Nashville International Airport today," said Rob Wigington, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. "Today's new service is the second route WestJet has added here in less than a year and BNA's very first nonstop flight to Calgary. We look forward to many more celebrations in the future with our WestJet partners."

WestJet began service to Nashville from Toronto in 2016 and currently flies daily on WestJet Encore. Flights from Calgary to Nashville will be operated on WestJet's Boeing 737 aircraft featuring the enhanced Plus product and WestJet Connect, WestJet's inflight entertainment system, which is accessed directly through smartphones, tablets or computers. Guests on WestJet Connect aircraft can enjoy more than 500 hours of free entertainment, as well as the ability to purchase high-speed Internet packages. Almost 80 per cent of WestJet's Boeing fleet is now equipped with WestJet Connect.

Details of WestJet's new route:






Calgary – Nashville

Twice weekly

10:00 a.m.

2:45 p.m.

May 4, 2017

Nashville – Calgary

Twice weekly

3:40 p.m.

6:50 p.m.

May 4, 2017


About WestJet
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2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
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2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt

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