WestJet has announced it will become the 1st Canadian carrier to offer non-stop service between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Nashville's Metropolitan Nashville Airport (BNA). The twice-weekly route starts May 4.
"WestJet continues to boost our flight network out of our Calgary hub," said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development.
"Nashville is known for its extensive list of concerts, events and landmarks. Just as the route out of Toronto has been embraced, we expect that Western Canadians will be thrilled to have the only non-stop access from Calgary to one of the most popular and happening cities in the U.S. WestJet once again offers our guests choice, convenience and low fares while travelling on Canada's most trusted and caring airline this summer."
WestJet began service to Nashville from Toronto in 2016 and currently flies 6 times weekly on WestJet Encore. Flights from Calgary to Nashville will be operated on Boeing 737 aircraft.
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Meanwhile, WS has also announced it will once again fly the route from Halifax to Gander, Newfoundland, as part of its 2017 summer schedule. The year-round route starts daily on April 30.
"WestJet is committed to providing our eastern guests with enhanced service for both business and leisure travel," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial.
"WestJet began service to Halifax in 2003 to bring choice, competition and connectivity to communities that had been traditionally underserved. We were welcomed with open arms and to this day, we continue to optimize our network out of Halifax Stanfield International Airport. We are confident the route will be well received by those in both Halifax and Gander looking for low fares and caring service when travelling for pleasure or business during this busy summer season."