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WestJet to launch Calgary-Amsterdam Dreamliner flights on Aug. 5

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  •   06-14-2021  11:11 am
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WestJet to launch Calgary-Amsterdam Dreamliner flights on Aug. 5
Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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WestJet is expanding its international network to include one of the world's most connected cities, Amsterdam, Netherlands

As the airline with the most flights from Calgary, the new service from WestJet's hub will operate on the 787 Dreamliner, starting August 5, 2021.

"We are committed to putting international investments in place, as leaders of the travel and tourism industry, to support a safe restart to international travel and further Canada's economic recovery," said John Weatherill, WestJet, Chief Commercial Officer. "With flights set to begin later this summer, we look forward to helping connect Canadians to their loved ones in Europe, while continuing to provide affordable options for those who want to visit or reconnect with friends and family across our great country."

WestJet's service between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) will operate two-times weekly beginning August 5, 2021 and will increase to three-times weekly as of September 9.

WestJet's 787 Dreamliner.

"This year, our guests will have another direct option from Calgary to a bustling centre of commerce and culture," said Bob Sartor, President & CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority. "WestJet's new route from their home and hub at YYC to Amsterdam, will connect Calgarians to Europe and Europeans to Alberta through one of the best connected airports in the world."

787 Dreamliner service

The route will be operated on WestJet's 787 Dreamliner, featuring the airline's lie-flat seats available in the business cabin along with on-demand dining and entertainment. 

The new service is timed to ensure that transatlantic flights departing from Calgary to Amsterdam are scheduled to support late-day departures and daytime arrivals. 

Convenient connections are available via Amsterdam to dozens of world-class destinations, including Athens, Berlin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, ViennaVenice and more.

London, Gatwick returns in July

As of July, WestJet will be operating to London, Gatwick (LGW) from Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ). 

Service from Calgary will operate two-times weekly, while flights from Toronto will depart three-times weekly.

With Safety Above All, WestJet launched its Travel Ready Series aimed to welcome guests back to travel. 

Travel Ready was created to ensure guests are equipped and prepared with the information they need to enjoy a smooth and safe return to the skies.

WestJet's service between Calgary and Amsterdam:

Start Date
Calgary – Amsterdam
2x weekly
Aug. 5 – Sept. 5, 2021

3x weekly
Sept. 9 – October 31, 2021
Amsterdam – Calgary
2x weekly
Aug. 6 – Sept. 6, 2021

3x weekly
Sept. 10 – November 1, 2021

WestJet's service to London, Gatwick:

Calgary – London, Gatwick
2x weekly
Toronto – London, Gatwick
3x weekly

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