In a ceremony complete with live music, cake and balloons, WestJet Airlines officially began new seasonal nonstop service from Austin to YYC Calgary International Airport, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on May 2, 2019.
This new route north adds an additional international destination for Central Texas travelers and increases the total number of carriers serving Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).
“We are excited to welcome WestJet to Austin and for our new connection with our neighbors to the north in Calgary,” said Jim Smith, executive director of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. “This new flight is a direct reflection of how Austin continues to evolve as a premier destination, and the addition of a nonstop route from Central Texas to the foothills of the Canadian Rockies is an incredible opportunity for both business and leisure travelers.”
The seasonal route to Calgary, part of WestJet’s summer schedule, offers twice-weekly nonstop flights, Thursdays and Sundays. Flights depart Austin at 3:35 PM and arrive in Calgary at 6:31 PM Flights from Calgary depart at 10 AM and arrive in Austin at 2:43 PM.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the fun, funky and innovative city of Austin to the WestJet network,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “Including the just-launched destinations of Atlanta and Portland, these three key markets help diversify Alberta’s economy, open new trade links and forge stronger connections between Alberta and these major destinations. We are pleased to share our caring Canadian spirit with Texans once again.”