Denver International Airport adds new Calgary flight from WestJet

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Denver International Airport's iconic pitched roof. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Denver International Airport's iconic pitched roof. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Another low-cost carrier will be able to take you to Calgary pretty soon. Canada’s WestJet will fly daily from Denver to Calgary starting in March 2018.

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If you’re saying to yourself, “Really? Calgary?” — turns out Calgary is Denver’s third-largest Canadian market, according to the airport. And furthermore, Canada is Denver’s second-largest international market, with 12 percent of all international travel.

WestJet said in a release that customers can expect pay about $150 for a one-way trip, and that the Denver flight will leave at 1:15 in the afternoon.

“With its sophisticated business economy and stunning mountain scenery, Denver is a natural for the WestJet network,” said Ed Sims, a WestJet executive vice-president in a release.

Normally, I don’t place much credence in the cultural exchange between airport destinations. But, my mother-in-law is always talking about how Calgary and Denver are similar, and so it’s fun for me to see that idea borne out commercially.