Tuesday, October 30, 2018

WestJet adds new routes from Calgary to Atlanta and Toronto to Barcelona in 2019

WestJet is continuing their global expansion with the announcement of two new prominent routes today.

The first route between Calgary and Atlanta is sort of expected seeing that WestJet is forming a joint venture Delta Airlines. Atlanta being Delta's home provides a wealth of connections that WestJet and Delta flyers alike can take advantage of. The flights are slated to be year round starting with 6x weekly service starting on March 3, 2019 and moving to daily service on April 7.

WestJet is the only airline flying non-stop from Calgary to ATL, the world's largest airline hub – home of Delta Airlines, a WestJet codeshare partner since 2011. Together with Delta, via Hartsfield-Jacksonairport WestJet will offer codeshare access to an extensive list of U.S. destinations including the southeastern United States and Gulf Coast and cities such as Memphis, Tenn., Charleston, S.C., New Orleans, La., Savannah, Ga., Pensacola and Panama City, Fla.  (Source WestJet)
Calgary has not seen service to Atlanta since some short lived 1x weekly summer service that Delta Airlines provided a few years back. 

The second route announced today comes as more of a surprise and further builds on WestJet's expanding services to Europe. WestJet will offer 3x weekly summer service between Toronto and Barcelona Spain starting on May 24. The service will operate with their Boeing 767s (which are being freed up thanks to the Boeing 787 coming in) until Oct 21.

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