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1/29/19
Portland to welcome WestJet, Canada’s favourite airline

Portland to welcome WestJet, Canada’s favourite airline

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Portland to welcome WestJet, Canada’s favourite airline
Airline adds non-stop service from Portland to Calgary, Canada

CALGARY, Alberta. January 28, 2019. WestJet, Canada’s favourite airline based on reviews from the traveling public, announced today that it is adding its first non-stop flight to Portland from its home base in Calgary, Alberta.

The daily non-stop service to Portland begins April 29 through October 26 and provides Portlanders with non-stop access to Calgary, one of Canada’s most liveable cities due to its proximity to the Rocky Mountains, extensive park pathways, young population, nightlife and restaurants along with the economic opportunities afforded by its concentration of head offices and small business.

Portland to welcome WestJet, Canada’s favourite airline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Portland to welcome WestJet, Canada’s favourite airline
Airline adds non-stop service from Portland to Calgary, Canada

CALGARY, Alberta. January 28, 2019. WestJet, Canada’s favourite airline based on reviews from the traveling public, announced today that it is adding its first non-stop flight to Portland from its home base in Calgary, Alberta.

The daily non-stop service to Portland begins April 29 through October 26 and provides Portlanders with non-stop access to Calgary, one of Canada’s most liveable cities due to its proximity to the Rocky Mountains, extensive park pathways, young population, nightlife and restaurants along with the economic opportunities afforded by its concentration of head offices and small business.

“WestJet welcomes the wonderfully weird city of Portland to our network and looks forward to connecting friends, family and economies of these two dynamic cities,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “Travelers will love the daily non-stop access to Calgary where opportunities abound for thrilling outdoor activities and long summer nights along the Bow and Elbow Rivers. We are certain this new flight will allow for fantastic travel between Calgary and Portland whether for business or pleasure.”

WestJet’s non-stop flight to Calgary also allows for convenient access to its western Canadian network. This summer, WestJet will operate 145 daily flights from Calgary to 54 destinations including Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Atlanta, Nashville, New York, London, Paris and Dublin.  

“We’re pleased to welcome WestJet to the PDX family,” said David Zielke, Director of Air Service Development, Portland International Airport. “The airline’s daily nonstop service to Calgary offers Portland and southwest Washington travellers another convenient connection to Canada.”

“We are extremely happy WestJet is adding these two U.S. destinations at YYC Calgary International Airport this spring,” said Bob Sartor, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority. “The routes will allow our guests to explore two exciting cities in the United States.”

“Calgary thrives as a city because of our connections to the world and stronger ties to leading cities in Texas and the West Coast means more opportunities for business and tourism,” said Mary Moran, President and CEO, Calgary Economic Development. “As a leading business centre in Canada, we applaud WestJet for its continued investment in Calgary and for adding direct air service to great cities like Austin and Portland that will create even more opportunities for people and companies to connect.”

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Calgary – Portland

Daily

10:30 a.m.

11:17 a.m.

April 29, 2019

Portland – Calgary

Daily

12:10 p.m.

2:57 p.m.

April. 29, 2019

WestJet will operate over 750 daily flights in peak summer to 92 destinations including 42 in Canada, 23 in the United States, 27 in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, and five in Europe.

For more information on new routes and increased frequencies in WestJet’s 2019 summer schedule, please visit westjet.com/flight-schedules-new

About WestJet
Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas. Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice winner – North America for 2017 and 2018 in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines. The airline was also named the Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.  

Recent recognition includes:
2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)

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Media contacts:
To contact WestJet media relations, please email media@westjet.com.

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