WestJet will offer new nonstop service between Calgary and Seattle, with four weekly flights starting November 4, 2021. The service will gradually increase to twice-daily flights from May 19, 2022 and the route will be serviced with a WestJet Encore DHC Dash 8-400.
On Wednesday (August 4, 2021), WestJet announced the launch of new service between Calgary and Seattle from November 4, 2021, expanding their nonstop offer from Calgary to 12 destinations. The carrier will offer four weekly flights on the route, with frequency gradually increasing to twice-daily flights by May 19, 2022. The route will be serviced by WestJet Encore with a Bombardier Q-400 (De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400). Guests will also benefit from the addition of Seattle to WestJet’s network with new convenient connections to other U.S. destinations via Seattle’s Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
In Wednesday’s announcement, WestJet’s Chief Commercial Officer, John Weatherill, said,
“We are delighted to add Calgary-Seattle service to our network, providing our first non-stop service between these two incredible cities. Whether planning to visit the Emerald City to catch a favourite sports team, or to explore the Canadian Rockies, this route provides guests in Western Canada and across the Pacific Northwest with new convenient and affordable options to connect for business or leisure. As we continue to strengthen our presence from our home hub in Calgary, we will continue to make investments that support the restoration of our transborder network.”
Celebrating 25 years of service, WestJet has cut airfares for Canadians in half and increased the flying population around Canada by over 50 percent. The airline launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, and has now grown to more than 180 aircraft and 14,000 employees, offering service to 100 destinations in 23 countries (pre-pandemic). Even during these unprecedented times, the carrier has maintained their rating by Cirium as one of the top ten airlines for on-time performance in North America.