WestJet, the second-largest air carrier in Canada, has launched daily nonstop Boeing 737 service between Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport and Calgary, Alberta.
WestJet (www.westjet.com) will operate under a code sharing agreement with American Airlines and passengers have more opportunities to earn miles via the new service and its additional connecting opportunities.
WestJet's arrival marks the eighth new passenger airline and fifth international carrier to begin service at DFW in just over the past two years.
"WestJet's low fares and increasing popularity in Canada and throughout North America made them an obvious fit for DFW, and we think they offer our passengers outstanding connectivity to Canada and the Pacific Northwest," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW Airport.
Chris Avery, WestJet's vice president, network planning, alliances and corporate development, said that AA and WestJet offer a combined three roundtrips between Calgary and DFW, and beyond that, the opportunity to connect to 16 additional cities via code sharing.
"This additional connectivity, combined with the opportunity to earn rewards on both airlines, is an attractive prospect for business travellers in particular," Avery noted.