WestJet starts non-stop service between Houston, Calgary

WestJet said it has launched non-stop service between Houston and Calgary, Alberta.

The inaugural flight flew from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) landed Sept. 8, 2015.

The event was marked by a proclamation from the city of Houston, presented to WestJet Interim Chief Financial Officer Candice Li by Houston Aviation Chief Operating Officer Lance Lyttle, and an exchange of gifts before a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

The new connection is part of ambitious expansion efforts by WestJet that included not only Houston, but also, for the first time in a decade, non-stop service to Gander, Newfoundland, both important destinations in the oil and gas industry.

WestJet is Canada´s highest-rated airline for customer service, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country´s top employers. It offers scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.