WestJet Vancouver and Calgary to Mexico City
Furry nice! Calgary Airport used some of its hairy helpers to send off WestJet’s new service to Mexico City on 14 March. The 3,755-kilometre sector will initially be flown four times weekly, before being upgraded to daily from 29 April.
WestJet first landed in Mexico in 2007 and now serves 11 cities in the country from 15 Canadian destinations, thanks to its new services from Vancouver and Calgary to Mexico City. Offering more non-stop routes than any other Canadian airline, WestJet’s growth in Mexico makes up nearly 10% of the airline’s ASMs and in its peak winter schedule, it will operate up to 37 daily flights to the country.
- WestJet’s inaugural flight WS2200 from Calgary (YYC) to Mexico City (MEX) departed on 14 March, marking the airline’s newest service to Mexico. Flights between Vancouver (YVR) and the Mexican capital city started on the following day. “WestJet is proud to be at the forefront of expanding on vital trade and tourism linkages between Mexico and Canada,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “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.” WestJet begins service with four weekly flights between Calgary and Mexico City and a three times weekly operation between Vancouver and Mexico City. Effective 29 April, both routes move to a daily service. Both city pairs are also flown by the carrier’s 737-700 fleet. On the Calgary route, the airline will face competition from Aeromexico (daily), while on the Vancouver sector there are three incumbents, namely Aeromexico (double-daily), Air Canada (daily) and Interjet (four times weekly).