Canadian low-cost carrier Westjet’s inaugural service from Calgary International Airport to Mexico City International Airport departed yesterday, marking the airline’s newest flight to Mexico.
Flights between Vancouver International Airport and Mexico City also start today March 15, solidifying WestJet’s position as the Canadian airline with the most flights to Mexico.
WestJet is flyiing four weekly flights between Calgary and Mexico City and from today it will launch a three-time weekly service between Vancouver and Mexico City. Effective 29 April, both routes move to daily service.
President and chief executive officer, Ed Sims said: “Non-stop, year-round flights from Calgary and Vancouver to Mexico City connect the country to one of the most important major markets in the Americas and expand on growing opportunities for Canada/Mexico tourism.
“We welcome our first MEX and YYC-bound guests today knowing these flights are a win for business and leisure travellers on both sides.”
WestJet first landed in Mexico in 2007 and now serves 11 cities in Mexico from 15 Canadian cities, offering more non-stop routes than any other Canadian airline.
The carrier’s growth in Mexico makes up nearly 10 per cent of the airline’s available seat miles and at peak winter schedule, WestJet will operate up to 37 daily flights.