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Air Canada's Rouge joins Westjet to offer daily flights to Calgary

Air Canada's Rouge airline is bringing non-stop flights between London and Calgary to the Forest City, a service that will compete directly with Westjet.

This is the second announcement of expanded service at London's airport this year

Rouge, Air Canada's low-cost subsidiary, will begin flights between London and Calgary in June. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Air Canada's Rouge airline is bringing non-stop flights between London and Calgary to the Forest City, a service that will compete directly with Westjet. 

The new Rouge service will be seasonal, starting June 24 and running until mid-October. 

"Today's announcement is fantastic news for travelers in southwestern Ontario," said Mike Seabrook, CEO at London's International Airport. 

Rouge, Air Canada's low-cost airline, will operate A319 aircrafts that include a business class cabin. 

Air Canada Rouge flight attendants check through a plane at Toronto's Pearson Airport. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Last month, Swoop, Westjet's discount airline, announced it was also moving into the London market.

It will offer daily flights to Edmonton, Abbotsford, B.C. and Halifax starting in May. 

But the Rouge service is in direct competition with Westjet. That airline also flies to Calgary from London with two flights leaving daily.

This will be the first time Rouge has offered service from London. 

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