WestJet today celebrated the takeoff of connectivity between Atlanta and Edmonton, following the departure of flight WS1902.

The launch of the airline’s exclusive service marked a critical milestone in growing Edmonton’s direct transborder travel options to one of the world’s largest global hubs.

“Our new route to Atlanta, will bolster incredible connectivity for Edmonton, stimulating critical new opportunities for the city’s vibrant business sector and visitor economy to grow and thrive,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer.

“With year-round service, we are opening up Edmonton to the world and the world to Edmonton with convenient access to a mega-global hub, which hosts more than 1,000 flights per day to more than 200 international and domestic destinations.”

In celebration of the airline’s transborder expansion, WestJet, in partnership with Edmonton International Airport (YEG), was joined by partners at a special event.

Additionally, the City of Edmonton, and partners from the region are in Atlanta on a trade and tourism mission to promote this pivotal connection and its importance in fostering business development and propelling the visitor economy.
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