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Canadian Airline WestJet to Expand Domestic and Cross-Border Operations from Calgary

A WestJet 737 at LAX. The airline operates over 100 Boeing 737 aircraft. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

WestJet, a Canadian airline, is set to expand its domestic and cross-border operations from its main hub in Calgary (YYC) for the 2023 summer season. This expansion will include new routes, resumed multiple destinations, and increased flights on key services. The airline is committed to meeting the diverse needs of Canadian travelers by providing more domestic options and expanding regional and cross-border connectivity across Western Canada.

With these changes, WestJet will increase its Calgary (YYC) operations by 30% compared to 2022 levels. The airline’s growth in the United States is due in part to its partnership with Delta Air Lines, which will operate from Delta’s major hubs and offer customers access to over 150 US destinations.

WestJet’s new services will include non-stop flights to Washington – Dulles (IAD) and Detroit (DTW), and it will increase operations to Houston – Intercontinental (IAH), Las Vegas (LAS), and Palm Springs (PSP). The airline will also have new domestic routes to Moncton (YQM), Thunder Bay (YQT), and Quebec City (YQB).

Expanding Connectivity

“We are thrilled to expand our network and provide our guests with the substantial opportunity to explore the U.S. and Canada from coast to coast this summer,” said Alexis von Hoensbroech, WestJet Group’s CEO. “From increased domestic options to expanded regional and cross-border connectivity across Western Canada, our summer program demonstrates our unwavering commitment to meeting the diverse needs of Canadian travelers and ensuring we are the friendly, reliable and affordable airline they love,” von Hoensbroech added.

In addition to these new services, the carrier will increase its operations to Abbotsford (YXX), Cranbrook (YXC), Hamilton (YHM), Lethbridge (YQL), London – Ontario (YXU), Medicine Hat (YXM), Winnipeg (YWG), Vancouver (YVR) and Toronto – Pearson (YYZ).

This article was originally published by Rainer Nieves Dolande on Aviacionline in syndication with AirlineGeeks.



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