Friday, 2 November 2018

WestJet supports Calgary's 2026 Olympic and Paralympic bid

The Canadian airline WestJet has pledged its support for Calgary's 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid, the airline announced this week.  "Since 1996, WestJet has been proud to call Calgary home and we're thrilled to announce our support for Calgary's bid to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games," said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. "The opportunity hosting the Games would provide in terms of economic growth and tourism is substantial for Calgary, Alberta and our country. We're looking forward to showcasing our city and connecting the world to Calgary through our expanding global network in 2026."

It is no surprise that WestJet is getting behind the bid, it is the largest airline in Calgary and by June 2019, it will offer flights to 65 non-stop destinations with an average of 1,100 flights per week from YYC. It was only last month that the carrier announced the first three flight using its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft would be departing Calgary and heading to London Gatwick, Paris and Dublin.
WestJet's Dreamliners will carry 320 guests in a three-class cabin configuration including the airline's newly revealed Business cabin featuring 16 private pods with lie-flat seats, an upscale Premium cabin and an updated Economy cabin.