Tuesday, 30 October 2018

WestJet to start new direct service to Atlanta from Calgary.

Calgary is getting a new direct service to Atlanta, WestJet announced today, marking a major step towards global connectivity with codeshare partner Delta Air Lines.

The new service starts 3rd March 2019 and will operate six times a week initially, before increasing to a daily operation from 7th April. "WestJet is proud to expand on vital trade and tourism linkages between Western Canada and the southeastern United States," said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. "Non-stop, year-round flights from Calgary to Atlanta connect two major markets in North America and grow opportunities for trade and tourism."

"Being able to access the world's busiest airport direct from Calgary is a strategic advantage that will allow our guests more access to the U.S. and connect to more places in the world," said Bob Sartor, Calgary Airport Authority's President and CEO. "We thank WestJet for this further investment and for providing another way to travel to and from Canada."

WestJet is the only airline flying non-stop from Calgary to ATL, the world's largest airline hub – home of Delta Airlines, a WestJet codeshare partner since 2011. Together with Delta, via Hartsfield-Jackson airport, WestJet will offer codeshare access to an extensive list of U.S. destinations including the southeastern United States and Gulf Coast and cities such as Memphis, Charleston, New Orleans,  Savannah, Pensacola and Panama City.