Starting March 2018, Calgarians and Canadians alike can travel from YYC to Denver International Airport (DEN) daily with one-way fares starting at $148.77.
“With its sophisticated business economy and stunning mountain scenery, Denver is a natural for the WestJet network,” said WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial, Ed Sims in a release. “Connecting through Calgary will also allow Denver’s business and leisure travellers year round access to the broader Canadian WestJet network.”
According to the release, Calgary ranks as Denver’s third-largest market in Canada with nearly 150 people traveling between the two cities each day. Overall Canada ranks as Denver’s second-largest international market in terms of demand, accounting for 12 per cent of total international travel.
“We welcome WestJet’s investment in our market which further strengthens Denver’s global brand,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock in a release. “This new service will continue to boost our economy, with an estimated statewide economic impact of nearly $19 million annually and the creation of more than 150 new jobs.”