WestJet to launch flights to Atlanta


WestJet, a Canadian carrier, announced it will launch flights to Atlanta next spring.

The new route to be operated by WestJet, a partner of Delta Air Lines, will be Atlanta-Calgary.

It will be the only airline to fly nonstop from Atlanta to Calgary, where WestJet operates more flights than any other airline.

“Non-stop, year-round flights from Calgary to Atlanta connect two major markets in North America and grow opportunities for trade and tourism,” said WestJet CEO Ed Sims in a written statement.

The flights will start March 3, 2019 with six flights a week, then switch to daily flights starting April 7.

Passengers flying WestJet from Calgary to Atlanta will be able to connect to other cities around the Southeast on Delta.

Atlanta-based Delta and WestJet have had a code-share marketing partnership since 2011, and last year announced plans for a joint venture. In July, they announced they had signed the agreement.