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DFW AIRPORT, Texas,
April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WestJet, the second-largest air carrier in
Canada, launches daily nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International (
DFW) Airport and
Calgary, Alberta today, utilizing Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft. WestJet serves a total of 85 destinations in
the United States and
Mexico, with hubs in
"WestJet's low fares and increasing popularity in
Canada and throughout
North America made them an obvious fit for DFW, and we think they offer our passengers outstanding connectivity to
Canada and the Pacific Northwest," said
Jeff Fegan, CEO of
DFW Airport. "We're confident that WestJet will make a great partner for us and a great choice for our customers."
WestJet features a partnership with American Airlines, DFW's largest carrier and hometown airline, which includes a code sharing agreement and the ability to earn rewards for passengers of either airline.
"Today marks the launch of service to a key destination," said
Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the fourth-busiest airport in
the United States, as well as a major hub for our partner, American Airlines. Combined, the two airlines offer three round trip flights between
Dallas-Fort Worth, and beyond that, the opportunity to connect to 16 additional cities as part of our code-sharing agreement. This additional connectivity, combined with the opportunity to earn rewards on both airlines, is an attractive prospect for business travellers in particular."
WestJet's arrival marks the eighth new passenger airline and fifth international carrier to begin service at DFW in just over the past two years, continuing a period of unprecedented expansion of service for the Airport. Carriers at DFW have also added thirteen new international destinations and thirteen new domestic destinations in that time.