WestJet recently became the first Canadian airline flying non-stop to Denver International Airport from Calgary.
The new service operates daily year-round.
“Denver is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts or those looking for the combination of cowboy heritage and cosmopolitan chic,” said Ed Sims, WestJet president and CEO. “We are proud to offer our guests this exciting destination with mass appeal. These added flights further demonstrate WestJet continues to provide the widest choice of destinations out of Calgary and the greatest convenience of all airlines flying from YYC.”
Canada has very strong links to Colorado, and Calgary has very strong links to Denver – both from a commercial and tourism perspective. Canada ranks as Colorado’s largest trading partner, and the second-largest foreign investor in the state. Alberta ranks as the second-largest Canadian province in terms of visitors to Colorado.
Calgary ranks as Denver’s third-largest destination in Canada with a demand for travel of nearly 150 people each day. Overall, Canada ranks as Denver’s second-largest country for international travel, behind only Mexico.