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WestJet's inaugural flight between Calgary & Seattle takes off

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  •   11-05-2021  8:15 am
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet's inaugural flight between Calgary & Seattle takes off
WestJet's non-stop service to Seattle from Calgary will operate four-times weekly. (Unsplash/Luca Micheli)
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WestJet launched its newest route on Thursday (Nov. 4) connecting guests for the first time between Calgary and Seattle

The departure of flight WS3612 marked a major recovery milestone for WestJet as the airline's first transborder inaugural since pre-pandemic. 

"We are thrilled to foster direct connectivity between Calgary and Seattle for the first time on a route that our guests and both cities have long awaited," said Chris Hedlin, WestJet, vice-president, network and alliances. "This route will bolster economic ties between the regions and will stimulate Alberta's visitor economy as we continue to strengthen our transborder network from our global hub in Calgary."

The departure of WS3612 carrying 69 guests marked WestJet's first new international route departure under the Government of Canada's new traveller and employee vaccination policies.  

"Confidence in travel is growing as demonstrated by the demand for today's flight and policies must evolve to support the fully-vaccinated travel ecosystem," said Hedlin. "Today is an important milestone in our commitment to restoring Canada's visitor economy and we are optimistic that we will continue to see progress on the easement of border policies that are impacting our guest's ability to travel between Canada and the U.S. as seamlessly by air, as they are by land."

WestJet's newest transborder flight will operate four times weekly to begin and will increase to two-times daily by spring 2022.

Details of WestJet's new service between Calgary and Seattle:

Route
Frequency
Start date

Calgary – Seattle
4x weekly
November 4, 2021

6x weekly
December 20, 2021

1x daily
March 28, 2022

2x daily
May 19, 2022
Seattle – Calgary
4x weekly
November 4, 2021

6x weekly
December 20, 2021

1x daily
March 28, 2022

2x daily
May 19, 2022

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