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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport announces additional Canadian service

(Source: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport)

(Source: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport)

More flights between Canada and the Valley are coming next year.

WestJet Airlines will operate three nonstop flights each week from Calgary to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport starting on Jan. 19 and one weekly nonstop flight from Edmonton beginning Jan. 21.

“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.”

This is the second Canadian service announcement in as many weeks for Gateway Airport. Last week, NewLeaf Travel Company also announced new charter service from Canada to the airport.

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All new routes start in January.

For more information about Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport visit www.gatewayairport.com.



Source: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport announces additional Canadian servi – CBS 5 – KPHO