WestJet to commemorate Western Canada’s inaugural air mail flight

WestJet to commemorate Western Canada’s inaugural air mail flight

On Monday, WestJet in collaboration with the Canadian Aerophilatelic Society and The Calgary Airport Authority will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Western Canada’s inaugural air mail flight.

The flight was made by aviatrice Katherine Stinson on July 9, 1918, from Calgary to Edmonton, containing a mailbag with a reported 259 letters.

In honor of Stinson, flight 3143 will be flown by WestJet Encore Captain’s Athenia Jansen and Janna Breker Kettner.

WHEN:

Monday, July 9, 2018

WHO:

Athenia Jansen, Captain, WestJet Encore
Janna Breker-Kettner, Captain, WestJet Encore
Mark Ruel, Director, Air Service Development for The Calgary Airport Authority
Gord Mallet, Canadian Aerophilatelic Society Representative

TIME:

10:00-10:20 a.m. (Formal event, media availability and photo opportunity)

WHERE:

WestJet Domestic Check-In (Gate 1)
Calgary International Airport
2000 Airport Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6W5

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