WestJet announces it's coming to Houston

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
WestJet will soon offer nonstop service between Houston and Calgary

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A new airline is coming to Houston.

Starting on September 8, travelers can go nonstop from Houston's George Bush Airport to western Canada on Calgary-based WestJet.

WestJet will fly one daily round-trip flight, leaving Calgary at 10:25am and arriving in Houston at 3:22pm.

"Houston is well known as the 'Energy Capital of the World' and Calgary is widely recognized as one of Canada's main centers of the energy business," said Molly Waits, Houston Airport System Director of Air Service Development.

WestJet's announcement comes on the heels of three international airlines that have recently announced plans to add nonstop service from Houston so far this year: Volaris, EVA Air and All Nippon Airways. Also, Southwest Airlines and

Spirit Airlines will begin nonstop flights to several international destinations beginning this spring.