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MESA, Ariz. — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and WestJet Airlines have announced direct service between Phoenix’s East Valley and Canada. This is the second Canadian service announcement in as many weeks for Gateway Airport. WestJet will operate three nonstop flights each week from Calgary starting on Jan. 19, and one weekly nonstop flight from Edmonton starting on Jan. 21. Flights can be booked at www.WestJet.com.
“Arizona has long been a destination for Canadian visitors looking to escape the winter cold,” said Mesa Mayor John Giles, Chairman of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. “Having direct service to Calgary and Edmonton opens doors for additional tourism and travel dollars for the Phoenix East Valley.”
In addition to international travelers, Canada continues to be the top international employer in Arizona. These additional routes will provide a significant economic impact because of the increased market access in Arizona and Alberta.
“Greater Phoenix is a very popular vacation destination for Canadian air travelers and home to a large number of Canadian Companies,” said J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E., Executive Director/CEO of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. “WestJet’s new nonstop flights to Calgary and Edmonton from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will serve as a catalyst for even stronger connectivity.”
For more information about Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport please visit www.gatewayairport.com.