Wednesday, 16 August 2017

WestJet to launch Dever service.

WestJet's Ed Sims
Canadian carrier WestJet announced this week that it will introduce a daily flight from Calgary to Denver International Airport from 8th March 2018.

"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."

According to recent figures, Canada is Colorado's largest trading partner, accounting for almost $1.4 billion in exports last year.  Furthermore, Canada is one of the largest foreign investors in Colorado, second only to the United Kingdom.  "We welcome WestJet's investment in our market which further strengthens Denver's global brand," said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock.  "This new service will continue to boost our economy, with an estimated statewide economic impact of nearly $19 million annually and the creation of more than 150 new jobs."

Calgary ranks as Denver's third-largest market in Canada with nearly 150 people traveling between the two cities each day. Overall Canada ranks as Denver's second-largest international market in terms of demand, accounting for 12 per cent of total international travel.  "WestJet is an airline we have long courted, and we are pleased the carrier has chosen Denver as its newest transborder destination," said Kim Day, Denver International Airport, CEO.  "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."

"This announcement of non-stop service to Denver, Calgary's sister city, is a welcome addition to the 56 destinations that WestJet currently serves out of YYC," said Bob Sartor, President and CEO for The Calgary Airport Authority. "With several new destinations added and increases in frequencies this year, we know that WestJet is committed to growing their extensive route network out of YYC, benefiting Albertans looking to access top destinations around the world."

"Canada values its relationships with Colorado – both cultural and economic – very deeply, and Denver International Airport is the gateway that helps us keep those connections strong," said St├ęphane Lessard, Consul General of Canada in Denver. "As this state's number one international trading partner, it makes sense that the list of great Canadian companies with investments in this state continues to grow as we now welcome WestJet to Mile High."

Introductory fares start from just $148.77 one way including taxes.

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