The Calgary Airport Authority

The Calgary Airport Authority

September 15, 2015 11:31 ET

YYC to be Home to Five Weekly Flights to WestJet's Newest International Destination: London-Gatwick

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 15, 2015) - With the addition of five new non-stop WestJet flights each week between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and London's Gatwick Airport, travellers through YYC will enjoy the best access in Alberta to London - Gatwick via WestJet.

In welcoming the announcement by WestJet, Garth Atkinson, President and CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority says the new service is another important milestone in growth for WestJet as it expands both domestically and internationally, and in the shared history between the airport and the airline.

"Having such a tremendous history with WestJet since the company was launched here in Calgary in 1996, we are extremely proud not only of being such a big part of WestJet's newest service offering to the UK, but to be the airport where the airline is building its international service offering."

With an average of 114 WestJet and WestJet Encore flights each day, YYC has more WestJet flights than any other Canadian airport.

"As a key hub for both WestJet and WestJet Encore service and as the home of the airline's head office, we look forward to welcoming additional exciting announcements from WestJet in the future," the Authority President and CEO added.

The five times weekly service between Calgary and London - Gatwick will start in the spring of 2016 and be flown on WestJet's new Boeing 767-300ER wide-body aircraft.

ABOUT THE CALGARY AIRPORT AUTHORITY

The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Regional Airports Authorities Act of Alberta. The Calgary Airport Authority is responsible for the management, operation and development of Calgary International (YYC) and Springbank (YBW) Airports. YYC is an important economic engine for the city, region and province, generating over $8 billion per annum in economic activity.

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