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Southern hospitality in WestJet's sights

Airline launches inaugural flight between its Calgary hub and Atlanta

CALGARY, March 3, 2019 /CNW/ - WestJet today became the only airline connecting Calgarians non-stop to Atlanta, Ga., when its inaugural flight between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) departed at 9:55 a.m. local time.

WestJet is now the only airline connecting Calgarians non-stop to Atlanta, Ga. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

Atlanta is the 65th destination 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 both WestJet and our codeshare partner, Delta."

"I am extremely proud to be able to herald any connection between the U.S. southeast and Canada, and it is especially gratifying to highlight this new bond between the Heart of the South and the Heart of the New West," said Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada in Atlanta. "Atlanta and Calgary have a lot to offer one another and I look forward to seeing this partnership develop in the near future."

"We welcome the news of WestJet's new daily, nonstop air service between Calgary and Atlanta and the increased business and tourism links this service brings," said Lucia C. Piazza, U.S. Consul General for Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. "Canadians will gain easy access to the dynamic economy and famous southern hospitality that the southeastern United States offers, either as a final destination or as a gateway to points beyond.  Likewise, we welcome the new access this new service brings to Americans eager to explore Alberta and Western Canada's beauty and commercial opportunities."

WestJet, via its codeshare partner Delta, offers access to 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. All are available for booking on

Details of WestJet's service between Calgary and Atlanta:






Calgary –  Atlanta

Six times weekly*

9:55 a.m

4:08 p.m

March 3, 2019

Atlanta – Calgary

Six times weekly*

5:00 p.m

7:39 p.m

March 3, 2019

*Daily starting April 7, 2019


WestJet and Delta Air Lines 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 joint corporate discounts. The proposed joint venture agreement is subject to regulatory approvals in the United States and Canada.  Today's launch of nonstop service between Calgary and Atlanta reflects the strong partnership between the two airlines.

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About WestJet
Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice winner – North America for 2017 and 2018 in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines. The airline was also named the Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit  

Recent recognition includes:
2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017/2016 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)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)

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