New cities now available via American Airlines' Dallas-Fort Worth hub
CALGARY, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it will begin
code-sharing on American Airlines flights to 16 new cities beyond
Dallas-Fort Worth in conjunction with WestJet's new, non-stop service
between Calgary and Dallas-Fort Worth launching April 29, 2013.
WestJet and American Airlines together will provide three round-trip
flights per day between the two cities.
The WestJet code has now been added on American Airlines-operated routes
connecting through Dallas-Fort Worth to Albuquerque, N.M., Austin,
Texas, Nashville, Tenn., Charlotte, N.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,
Jacksonville, Fla., Kansas City, Mo., Orlando, Fla., Miami, Fla., New
Orleans, La., Oklahoma City, Okla., Raleigh-Durham, N.C., San Antonio,
Texas, St. Louis, Mo., Tampa Bay, Fla., and Tulsa, Okla.
"Our airline partnership strategy continues to grow, offering guests
additional opportunities to connect throughout WestJet's world and
beyond," said Chris Avery, Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances
and Corporate Development. "The addition of 16 new cities beyond
Dallas-Fort Worth greatly increases connectivity for both WestJet and
American Airlines guests, opening new markets for business travellers
Two new destinations out of Chicago will also be available via the
American Airlines partnership. Flights out of Chicago to Charlotte,
N.C., and Fort Myers, Fla., will also operate under the code-share
Check out the Destination guides on WestJet.com for great overviews, photos and information on these new
With airline partnerships and upcoming launch of WestJet Encore,
WestJet's network from Calgary International Airport continues to grow
and offer travellers more non-stop flights and greater connectivity to
more cities than ever before. With the addition of 16 new cities beyond
Dallas-Fort Worth, WestJet guests departing from Calgary International
Airport can now fly to a total of 50 unique destinations in the United
States via our code-share agreement with American Airlines.
Also as part of WestJet's agreement with American Airlines, members of WestJet Rewards can earn WestJet dollars on flights operated by American Airlines and
its affiliates, American Eagle and AmericanConnection. The agreement
provides WestJet Rewards members with the ability to accumulate WestJet
dollars faster, especially those guests flying within American's
extensive worldwide network of destinations, including North America,
the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Pacific. Members can book
flights directly with American Airlines or through their preferred
travel agent and earn WestJet dollars when they add their WestJet
Rewards identification number to the booking.
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service
to 85 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost
flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now
has more than 9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of
more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen
aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful
international airlines in the world.
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