The ribbon for the new WestJet service from Calgary to Manzanillo on Mexico’s Pacific coast was cut by Rodrigo Esponda, Canadian Director, Mexican Tourism Board; Fernando Moran, Minister of Tourism, State of Colima; Fernando Villar, Consul of Mexico; Chris Avery, WestJet’s VP and GM WestJet Vacations; and Stephanie Dancause, Manager Air Service Development, Calgary Airport Authority. A mariachi band also entertained at the Canadian airport, not the least to the delight of WestJetter Trevor.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream: Passengers departing on WestJet’s inaugural service from Kelowna to Los Angeles were treated to ice cream cones with sprinkles in anticipation of the sunny California weather.
- WestJet, which last week added three seasonal services to its network from Toronto Pearson, continued to launch routes geared at sun-starved Canadians this week. On 2 November, the airline commenced services from Calgary (YYC) to Manzanillo (ZLO) on the central Pacific coast of Mexico. On the following day, Thunder Bay (YQT) was linked with Cancún (CUN) in the north-east of the Yucatán Peninsula. In addition, also on 3 November, WestJet inaugurated services from Kelowna (YLW) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX). All three routes are offered with weekly frequencies and operated with 737-700; all will terminate in late April.