WestJet’s Vancouver staff was delighted to welcome new flights to Chicago O’Hare, which the Canadian low-cost airline now operates in competition with Chicago-based United Airlines.
- On 14 May, Canada’s second-largest carrier WestJet commenced serving two trans-border routes, both of which are bound for Chicago O’Hare, IL (ORD), making it the latest destination in the airline’s network. Daily services from both Calgary (YYC) and Vancouver (YVR) are operated with 737-700 aircraft. United provides competition in both markets, as it offers 26 and 27 respective weekly departures from each city. John MacLeod, WestJet’s VP Network Management and Alliances, said: “The launch of service to Chicago represents another step in the execution of our strategy to offer both Canadian and American business and leisure travellers greater access to key markets in both countries.”