CALGARY, Canada – WestJet today announced it will launch daily non-stop service between Chicago and Vancouver and between Chicago and Calgary, effective May 14, 2012.
While WestJet will fly these routes with its own Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft, the airline will continue to market non-stop service from Chicago to Toronto, Chicago to Ottawa and Chicago to Montreal on our partner American Airlines’ code-share flights. Chicago is an American Airlines’ major hub, providing connections to key destinations in the U.S. and across the world.
“We’re pleased to introduce service to and from Chicago,” said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. “The addition of Chicago shows how our continued growth and code-share agreements are working together to provide guests with non-stop service from the East and West. We believe this balance appeals to both business and leisure travellers looking to experience what Chicago has to offer, as well as for northbound travellers looking to visit Banff and the Rocky Mountains via Calgary or board cruise ships from Vancouver. We look forward to welcoming new and returning guests on board these exciting new services.”
WestJet non-stop service between Vancouver, Calgary and Chicago is subject to government approval.