WestJet adding daily flights from Calgary to Houston, Terrace, B.C., Yellowknife

01/19/2015 02:58 EST | Updated 03/21/2015 05:59 EDT
WestJet is bullish on its Calgary hub despite the economic downturn in Alberta.

The airline is adding three new daily year-round flights beginning this summer from Calgary to Houston, Terrace, B.C., and Yellowknife, N.W.T.

Houston was a highly-requested route because of its ties to the energy industry, a company spokesman for the Calgary-based airline said in a release.

“Everyone knows that WestJet’s roots are in Calgary, but today’s announcement shows that we still have room to grow, especially as theworld-class facilities at the Calgary Airport continue to keep pace,”  said WestJet vice-president Chris Avery in a written release. 

Earlier this month the Conference Board of Canada predicted Alberta will head into a recession on the heels of a dramatic slip in the price of oil.