May 10, 2019


The Calgary Stampeders are pleased to announce a new three-year partnership has been set in motion with WestJet.

As part of the agreement, WestJet is set to become the official airline partner for the Stampeders and will charter the team to all road games across Canada for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons.

“The Calgary Stampeder Football Club is very excited about this partnership between two proud Calgary institutions and we’re very much looking forward to teaming up with WestJet for the next three years,” said Stampeders senior director of business operations Mike Franco. “It’s an ideal union and we’re extremely pleased that a major international brand with strong local roots is meeting our team travel needs.”

“The Calgary Stampeders have a deep history within our local community and as Calgary’s hometown airline we’re extremely proud to kick off our partnership with this championship organization,” said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President Marketing Communications. “As new teammates, we look forward to supporting the Stampeders in their title defence and sharing in each other’s successes in the air and on the playing field across Canada for the next three seasons.”

The three-year deal also includes a WestJet branded on-field logo at McMahon Stadium and advertising, along with in-game promotional opportunities and co-branded content features of the team throughout the season.

The Stampeders will first make use of WestJet’s charter services when they travel to Vancouver for a June 7 pre-season contest against the BC Lions.

About the Calgary Stampeders
The Calgary Stampeder Football Club was founded in 1945. The team has finished first in their division 21 times, has made 17 Grey Cup appearances and has won the championship on eight occasions. The Stampeders are proud members of the Calgary and Southern Alberta communities and are actively involved in a number of causes, with amateur football and health and wellness programs being particular areas of focus.

About WestJet
Together with WestJet’s regional airline, WestJet Encore, WestJet offers scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas. Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines. WestJet is proud to be recognized for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers’ favourite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers’ favorite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America. The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.