WestJet welcomes first flight from Edmonton to Atlanta

WestJet’s first-ever Atlanta to Edmonton flight took off on April 29 aboard flight WS1902 at 00:45 MDT.

The launch of the airline’s exclusive service marked a critical milestone in growing Edmonton’s direct transborder travel options to one of the world’s largest global hubs.

“Our new route to Atlanta, will bolster incredible connectivity for Edmonton, stimulating critical new opportunities for the city’s vibrant business sector and visitor economy to grow and thrive,” said John Weatherill, WestJet executive vice-president and chief commercial officer. “With year-round service, we are opening up Edmonton to the world and the world to Edmonton with convenient access to a mega-global hub, which hosts more than 1,000 flights per day to more than 200 international and domestic destinations.”

“WestJet’s new non-stop service to Atlanta from Edmonton supports the growth of new business and tourism opportunities between our regions,” added Myron Keehn, president & CEO, Edmonton International Airport (YEG). “WestJet continues to be a key partner in achieving our vision of bringing more flights to more places from YEG. Travellers can now discover why Atlanta is one of National Geographic’s top destinations in the world in one of the most business-friendly states in the U.S.  We are pleased that this new route gives passengers the opportunity to explore even further the over 200 connecting destinations globally through Atlanta.”

Reciprocal benefits

Route Frequency Start Date Departure Arrival
Edmonton-Atlanta Daily April 29 12:45 a.m. 7:06 a.m.
Atlanta-Edmonton Daily April 29 9:05 a.m. 11:50 a.m.

The United States represents Alberta’s most important bilateral trade partner and the largest inbound tourism market for the province.

Through WestJet’s longstanding partnership with Delta Air Lines, guests connecting through Atlanta will gain access to a vast network of U.S. destinations on a single purchased ticket with check-in for all flights at the first departure, baggage tagged to their final destination and lounge access for select guests.

Additionally, frequent flyers of both airlines will continue to enjoy extensive reciprocal benefits any time they fly with either carrier, including earning and redeeming in their preferred program.