News Releases

April 9, 2012


SANTA ANA, Calif. - On April 29, WestJet will resume daily, nonstop international service between Orange County's John Wayne Airport and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. WestJet currently operates daily, nonstop service between Orange County and Vancouver.

"Orange County is a very popular destination for Canadian travelers - our beaches, shopping and attractions are a big draw for our neighbors to the north," said Alan L. Murphy, Airport Director. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with WestJet to provide convenient, low-cost direct service north- and south-bound between Orange County and Canada."

WestJet began service at John Wayne Airport in May 2011 with one daily nonstop flight to Vancouver, British Columbia and began nonstop service to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in June 2011.

Passengers traveling south from Canada to the United States will be able to take advantage of the customs preclearance system in Canada. For faster service, NEXUS members flying to the United States are also now able to use NEXUS cards in designated security lines for pre-board screening at airports in Vancouver and Calgary.

WestJet flight schedules are as follows:

Beginning May 2, 2011

Depart Orange County (SNA) at 2:15 p.m.
Arrive Vancouver (YVR) at 5:05 p.m.


Beginning June 13, 2011

Depart SNA at 12:30 p.m.
Arrive Calgary (YYC) at 4:35 p.m.

About John Wayne Airport
John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves approximately nine million passengers annually, reaches 20 nonstop destinations in the United States and Canada and is served by 9 commercial passenger airlines. More information can be found at

Calgary is Canada's fourth largest city and one of Canada's top urban travel destinations attracting more than 4.7 million visitors annually.

WestJet offers scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. WestJet operates a fleet of 96 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft offering increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television.