Eureka! We have found our way back to California – Westjet

WestJet brings back service between Calgary and Orange County/Anaheim, and transitions to year-round connectivity to San Francisco

CALGARY, AB, Aug. 23, 2021 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced it is growing its California network. The airline is reintroducing non-stop service between Orange County/Anaheim and Calgary, initially operating twice weekly, beginning November 4, 2021, and quickly transitioning to three times weekly on December 7, 2021. Additionally, the airline moves from summer flights to providing year-round service between Calgary and San Francisco, operating twice weekly, beginning October 31, 2021.

“We are excited to increase connectivity between the Golden State and Alberta, another step toward strengthening our presence as Western Canada’s largest air carrier, while restoring our transborder network,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “Whether visiting the many world-renowned theme parks in Orange County, escaping the cold winter to explore San Francisco’s coastline or jet setting to marvel at the Canadian Rockies, these routes will provide more affordable and convenient travel options for business and leisure travel.”

Delta codeshare partnership

WestJet guests flying to Orange County/Anaheim and San Francisco from Calgary will benefit from convenient connections, through WestJet’s codeshare partnership with Delta, gaining access to Delta’s extensive and expanding network of U.S. destinations. Additionally, top-tier WestJet Rewards members and Business cabin guests will enjoy benefits through their connections to Delta’s network including access to Delta Sky Club lounges.

Details of WestJet’s new service between Calgary and Orange County/Anaheim:

RouteFrequencyStart date
Calgary – Orange County/Anaheim2x weeklyNovember 4, 2021
3x weeklyDecember 7, 2021
Orange County/Anaheim – Calgary2x weeklyNovember 4, 2021
3x weeklyDecember 7, 2021

Details of WestJet’s new service between Calgary and San Francisco:

RouteFrequencyStart date
Calgary – San Francisco2x weeklyOctober 31, 2021
San Francisco – Calgary2x weeklyOctober 31, 2021

Additional quotes

“Congratulations to WestJet on the announcement of their direct route from YYC to Orange County, and the extended year-round capacity to the city famous for its Golden Gate bridge. These added U.S. routes strengthen our role as WestJet’s hub and provide more Albertans the ability to visit sunny California. We also say ‘hello/bonjour’ to Californians visiting Calgary given the eased restrictions for U.S. travelers.” The Calgary Airport Authority

About WestJet

In 25 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 23 countries, pre-pandemic.

Since the start of the pandemic the WestJet Group of Companies has built a layered framework of safety measures to ensure Canadians can continue to travel safely and responsibly through the airline’s Safety Above All promise. During this time, WestJet has maintained its status as one of the top-10 on-time airlines in North America as named by Cirium.