WestJet launches service to Houston

Canada's low-fare leader to fly from Calgary non-stop to the Bayou City

CALGARY, Sept. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today launches new non-stop service between Calgary and Houston six times a week. The inaugural flight leaves Calgary International Airport at 10:25 a.m. MDT.

"As the two largest oil cities in North America, Calgary Houston is the most-requested route from our corporate travel clients in Western Canada," said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "And because of the challenges facing the energy sector today, there has never been a better time to take a serious look at our lower fares, amenities in Plus, the benefits of our WestJet Rewards program, and our ever-expanding network of destinations."

"WestJet's newest service to Houston, Texas, will be a great addition for YYC's business and leisure travellers looking to connect to the centre of space exploration and capital of the international energy industry," said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. "We continually work with our airline partners to ensure that Albertans experience diverse air access through Calgary International Airport."

Details of new non-stop service between Calgary and Houston:

Route Frequency Departs Arrives Effective
Calgary - Houston Six times
weekly
10:25 a.m.  3:22 p.m. Sept. 8, 2015
Houston - Calgary Six times
weekly
5 p.m. 8:08 p.m. Sept. 8, 2015

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's highest-rated airline for customer service, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.

Recent recognition includes:
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine and RewardsCanada.ca
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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