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Amazing Austin, now part of WestJet’s network

May 2, 2019

Airline inaugurates first flight to AUS

CALGARYMay 2, 2019 /CNW/ – WestJet today began operating its new nonstop flight between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Calgary International Airport (YYC). The new destination adds to WestJet’s network out of Calgary where the airline operates the most flights to the most destinations.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the fun, funky and innovative city of Austin to the WestJet network,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “Including the just-launched destinations of Atlanta and Portland, these three key markets help diversify Alberta’s economy, open new trade links and forge stronger connections between Albertaand these major destinations. We are pleased to share our caring Canadian spirit with Texans once again.”

“WestJet’s new daily, nonstop air service between Calgary and Austin will enhance the already close ties that this city has with the state of Texas,” said Lucia C. Piazza, Consul General for AlbertaSaskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.  “This service will allow Canadians easy access to the dynamic economy and flourishing cultural scene that Austin offers, either as a final destination or as a gateway to points beyond.  Likewise, Texans will be able to enjoy increased access to Alberta to explore and do business.”

Austin is WestJet’s second destination in Texas where the airline also operates twice-daily flights to Houston.






Calgary – Austin


10 a.m.

2:43 p.m.

May 2, 2019

Austin – Calgary


3:35 p.m.

6:31 p.m.

May 2, 2019


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Together with WestJet’s regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North AmericaCentral 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 for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers’ favourite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers’ favourite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America. The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in 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.

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Recent recognition includes:
2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017 Winner Among Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018 North America’s Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017/2016 Canada’s Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)

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