WestJet began nonstop transborder service between Edmonton and Minneapolis on Friday (June 2) with the departure of WS1546 at 9:45 a.m. MST.
Growing Edmonton’s aviation pipeline, the new route unlocks direct connectivity from Alberta’s capital to the Midwest United States and beyond.
With the inclusion of Minneapolis to Edmonton’s network, WestJet has increased Edmonton’s transborder capacity this summer by over 150 per cent and its total network capacity by over 40 per cent marking the airline's largest network expansion from a single city in its history.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating the departure of our third of five inaugural routes from Edmonton today, signifying our expanding commitment to the capital of WestJet’s home province,” said Chris Avery, WestJet's vice-president, network planning, alliances and commercial development. “Through our new service connecting Edmonton and Minneapolis, WestJet is doing our part to further enhance the economic success of the communities we serve through the implementation of strategic routes that serve to stimulate vital business and tourism opportunities.”
The departure of WS1546 is the first of five weekly flights that will travel between Edmonton and Minneapolis this summer.
Through its longstanding partnership with Delta Air Lines, guests connecting through Minneapolis will arrive in one of the U.S. airline’s major hubs, gaining access to a vast network of U.S. destinations via our partner Delta Air Lines, including Boston, Miami, New York, Washington D.C. and more, 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.
Calgary & Washington D.C
WestJet, that same day, also celebrated the launch of its first-ever service between Calgary and Washington D.C.
With the inclusion of Washington D.C. to WestJet's Calgary network along with new service to Detroit and the restoration of service to an expansive list of U.S. destinations, WestJet is increasing its Calgary transborder capacity by 46 per cent compared to Summer 2022, with direct service to 20 U.S. destinations across the country.
The departure of WS1618 on Friday marked the first of three weekly flights that will travel between Calgary and Washington D.C. this summer.
|Calgary – Washington D.C. (Dulles)
||June 2, 2023
||11:30 a.m. local
||5:47 p.m. local
|Washington D.C. (Dulles) – Calgary
||June 2, 2023
||6:40 p.m. local
||9:27 p.m. local