WestJet's Calgary-Washington D.C. Inaugural Flight Takes off

WestJet launched its first-ever service between Calgary and Washington, D.C. today. Here are the details of the new route.



June 2, 2023

DALLAS — WestJet (WS) launched its first-ever service between Calgary and Washington, D.C., today, with the departure of WS1618 at 11:30 a.m. MST.

WestJet's Calgary transborder capacity has increased by 46% compared to Summer 2022, with direct service to 20 U.S. destinations across the country. The departure of WS1618 is the first of three weekly flights that will travel between Calgary and Washington D.C. this summer.

The departure of WS1618 is the first of three weekly flights that will run between Calgary and Washington D.C. this summer as per the following schedule.

RouteStart DateFrequencyDepartureArrivalCalgary – Washington D.C. (Dulles)June 2, 20233x weekly11:30 a.m. local5:47 p.m. localWashington D.C. (Dulles) – CalgaryJune 2, 20233x weekly6:40 p.m. local9:27 p.m. local

WestJet C-GWSZ Boeing 737-800 (Micky Mouse livery). Photo: Max Langley/Airways

Comments from Airline, Aiport Officials

"We are thrilled to be celebrating the inauguration of our service between Calgary and Washington D.C. forming yet another meaningful connection between our home hub in Calgary and our southern neighbors, that will provide newfound, seamless access to the world-renowned monuments in the capital city of the United States," said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Commercial Development.

"Whether our guests crave access to Western Canada's Rocky Mountains or the historical sites of Washington D.C., this new route will unlock instrumental opportunity for our guests to travel for business and leisure, bolstering business and tourism opportunities in both cities."

"We are delighted about WestJet's new flight between Calgary and Washington D.C.," said Chris Miles, Vice President, Operations and Infrastructure, The Calgary Airport Authority. "Focused on connecting people and places, YYC Calgary International Airport is proud to be the first impression of Alberta's western hospitality for business and leisure travelers.  We look forward to continuing to support our partners' growth, and welcoming guests from around the world."

"We are thrilled to welcome WestJet to the Washington Dulles family today," said Chryssa Westerlund, executive vice president and chief revenue officer for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. "WestJet's new service from Dulles International to Calgary offers exciting leisure and business opportunities for Western Canadians to experience Washington, D.C., and the National Capital Region."

Featured image: WestJet C-GNGD Boeing 737-800. Photo: Misael Ocasio Hernandez/Airways