WestJet today announced an expansion of its European summer 2024 network. Propelled by its growing 737 MAX fleet, the airline reintroduced sought-after service connecting Eastern Canada and Europe and introduced new service from Calgary to Reykjavik (Keflavik). As WestJet continues to strengthen its presence in Western Canada, the airline is also enhancing its 787 Dreamliner hub, increasing frequencies for international routes and adding daily exclusive service to Japan.
Western Canada’s gateway to Iceland, unlocked
With four-times weekly service, beginning May 15, 2023, WestJet will be the only airline providing direct connectivity to Iceland from Calgary.
|May 15||4x weekly||7:55 p.m.||8:25 a.m.|
|May 16||4x weekly||9:45 a.m.||10:43 a.m.|
WestJet’s service to Keflavik (Reykjavik) will be further enhanced by the airline’s interline agreement with Icelandair, enabling guests to travel across Icelandair and WestJet’s network via one boarding pass, with the convenience of a single check-in and baggage tagged and checked to their final destination.
Eastern Canada’s tourism pipeline strengthened with seasonal return of European service
In keeping with its commitment to being Canada’s leisure champion from coast-to-coast, WestJet is pleased to reconnect three major eastern Canadian cities to key European destinations this summer, with service from Toronto to Dublin and Edinburgh, Halifax to Dublin, Edinburgh, and London, and St. John’s to London.
Stimulating key leisure, business and cargo demand, WestJet’s seasonal service to Europe this summer from Eastern Canada is reaffirmation of the airline’s commitment to Eastern and Atlantic Canada’s international air connectivity.
|Peak frequency||Departure time|
|June 19||4x weekly||10:30 p.m.||7:55 a.m.|
|June 20||4x weekly||9:30 a.m.||11:32 a.m.|
|June 20||3x weekly||10:40 p.m.||8:04 a.m.|
|June 21||3x weekly||9:30 a.m.||11:38 a.m.|
|April 28||4x weekly||11:00 p.m.||9:04 a.m.|
|April 29||4x weekly||11:00 a.m.||1:46 p.m.|
|March 1||Daily||9:45 p.m.||9:39 a.m.|
|March 2||Daily||11:00 a.m.||1:54 p.m.|
|May 14||Daily||10:15 p.m.||10:05 a.m.|
|May 15||Daily||11:25 a.m.||1:59 p.m.|
|St. John’s –|
|May 1||3x weekly||12:15 a.m.||9:00 a.m.|
|May 1||3x weekly||11:00 a.m.||1:15 p.m.|
|*New route not previously operated|
Increased intercontinental frequencies bolster Calgary’s position as a convenient two-way tourism gateway for Western Canada
With increased frequency between Calgary and Tokyo and six transatlantic destinations, WestJet is providing Western Canadian communities with more choice and access to their favourite international destinations this summer. Following a highly successful introduction of non-stop service to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, the airline is responding to significant demand for the popular route and increasing service to daily this summer.
|Calgary – Tokyo||April 3||Daily||3x weekly|
|Calgary – Rome||March 16||6x weekly||5x weekly|
|Calgary – Barcelona||April 30||4x weekly||3x weekly|
|Calgary – Edinburgh||May 12||4x weekly||3x weekly|
|Calgary – Paris||Year-round||Daily||No change|
|Calgary – London|
|Calgary – Dublin||April 29||5x weekly||No change|