WestJet execs celebrate inaugural YYC-ATL flight. Photo credit: CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership
WestJet's inaugural flight between YYC and ATL took off yesterday, making it the only airline directly connecting the two cities.
"Today's flight between Calgary and Atlanta marks another significant milestone in WestJet's continued investment into Alberta while supporting strong business and tourism ties," said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet's Chief Commercial Officer. "We are thrilled to offer our guests this service, along with access to 111 unique routes between Atlanta and points across North America served by both WestJet and our codeshare partner, Delta."
WS and DL have signed a definitive agreement to create a comprehensive transborder joint venture arrangement that will offer travellers an expanded network within Canada and the U.S., frequent flyer benefit reciprocity, lounge access and joint corporate discounts. The proposed joint venture agreement is subject to regulatory approvals in the United States and Canada.
Today's launch of nonstop service between YYC and ATL reflects the strong partnership between the two airlines.