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WestJet growth plan soars with intercontinental expansion across Canada

Friday, Nov 24, 2023 0


WestJet 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, 2024, WestJet will be the only airline providing direct connectivity to Iceland from Calgary.


Route Service start date Frequency Departure time (local) Arrival time (local)
Calgary-Reykjavik (Keflavik) May 15 4x weekly 7:55 p.m. 8:25 a.m.
Reykjavik (Keflavik)-Calgary May 16 4x weekly 9:45 a.m. 10:43 a.m.


WestJet’s service to 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.


Route Service start date Peak frequency Departure time (local) Arrival time (local)
Halifax-Dublin June 19 4x weekly 10:30 p.m. 7:55 a.m.
Dublin-Halifax June 20 4x weekly 9:30 a.m. 11:32 a.m.
Halifax-Edinburgh* June 20 3x weekly 10:40 p.m. 8:04 a.m.
Edinburgh-Halifax June 21 3x weekly 9:30 a.m. 11:38 a.m.
Halifax-London (Gatwick) April 28 4x weekly 11:00 p.m. 9:04 a.m.
London (Gatwick)-Halifax April 29 4x weekly 11:00 a.m. 1:46 p.m.
Toronto-Dublin March 1 Daily 9:45 p.m. 9:39 a.m.
Dublin-Toronto March 2 Daily 11:00 a.m. 1:54 p.m.
Toronto-Edinburgh May 14 Daily 10:15 p.m. 10:05 a.m.
Edinburgh-Toronto May 15 Daily 11:25 a.m. 1:59 p.m.
St. John’s-London (Gatwick) May 1 3x weekly 12:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
London (Gatwick)-St. John’s 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.


Route Service start date Frequency summer 2024 Previous frequency summer 2023
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 Daily
Calgary-London (Heathrow) Year-round Daily Daily
Calgary-Dublin April 29 5x weekly 5x weekly

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