DFW AIRPORT, Texas
April 29, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WestJet, the second-largest air carrier in
, launches daily nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International (
today, utilizing Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft. WestJet serves a total of 85 destinations in
the United States
, with hubs in
"WestJet's low fares and increasing popularity in
made them an obvious fit for DFW, and we think they offer our passengers outstanding connectivity to
and the Pacific Northwest," said
, CEO of
. "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
, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "
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
, 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.