WestJet launches new service between Windsor and Calgary


Airline makes first flight from the City of Roses to the Heart of the New West

WestJet announced the launch of new seasonal non-stop service between Windsor and Calgary. The inaugural flight from the City of Roses departs Windsor International Airport at 4:15 p.m. EDT today.

"It’s a very special honour for me to be the WestJetter chosen to host this inaugural flight because I lived, attended school and worked in Windsor," said Ferio Pugliese, WestJet Executive Vice-President, People and Culture. "I know first-hand that there are many people in southwestern Ontario with relatives in Western Canada, and WestJet’s seasonal service is a wonderful way to connect family and friends during the warm summer months. With convenient connections to cities like Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Kelowna, Abbotsford, Vancouver and Victoria, this service is ideal for both leisure and business travellers."

WestJet will fly daily between Windsor and Calgary until October 30, 2010.

"Our community has been waiting for the return of WestJet and we are absolutely thrilled that WestJet will once again provide our community with direct access and service to Calgary," said Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis, who is also Chair of the YQG (Windsor International Airport) Board of Directors. "WestJet’s commitment and loyal service to its customers complement our continued efforts at YQG to offer our residents and passengers premiere service."

"We are delighted for the launch of daily service to Calgary on WestJet today," said Federica Nazzani, President and CEO of Windsor International Airport. "Windsor Essex and the region can now enjoy the convenient, hassle-free and friendly experience of flying to many WestJet destinations from Windsor International Airport. Thank you to our partner, WestJet, for choosing Windsor. We look forward to welcoming and serving the needs of the community at YQG."

Source = CNW Group / WestJet
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