Seven new destinations – including our first transatlantic flight.
Airline partnerships allow WestJet to cost-effectively access markets and demand beyond the reach of our own network. In 2013, our airline partnerships grew to a total of 33. We now have 10 code-share relationships with some of the world's premier airlines.
Success in 2013 included welcoming WestJet Encore's new communities (Nanaimo, Fort St. John and Terrace, BC, and Brandon, MB) to our network. We introduced service to Dallas, Texas, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and along the way became the first foreign airline to carry more than one million guests to and from Las Vegas in a year!
In 2014, our primary focus will be on maturing existing relationships to access additional destinations and incremental demand, and we expect to add a number of new partnerships. We will introduce WestJet to the European market as we launch flights to Dublin, Ireland, and we will bring WestJet Encore to Central Canada.
See president's message to shareholders for cautionary note regarding forward-looking information.