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WestJet launches Calgary-Rome flight aboard the new Dreamliner

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  •   10-30-2019  10:17 am

WestJet launches Calgary-Rome flight aboard the new Dreamliner

WestJet has just announced that it's launching a new seasonal, non-stop route to Rome aboard the airline's state-of-the-art Dreamliner, starting May 2, 2020, subject to government approvals.

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WestJet seasonal service between Rome's Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino (FCO) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) will operate three-times weekly in peak season. Flights are timed for convenient connections across WestJet's network in North America, including to and from Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Delegates gather at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary to unveil WestJet's new Dreamliner service from Calgary to Rome.

The airline today also announced it is adding more than 300 Dreamliner departures, an increase of more than 52 per cent over 2019, to key transatlantic Dreamliner routes out of Calgary including:

  • Calgary-London (Gatwick) six-times weekly starting April 4, 2020, increases to daily service April 14, 2020.
  • Calgary-Paris starting March 12, three-times weekly, increases to four-times weekly April 6, and to six times weekly on June 2, 2020. This is an additional two weekly flights over summer 2019.
  • Calgary-Dublin resumes twice-weekly service on May 3, 2020 and increases to three-times weekly flights on May 30, 2020.

There has been 50 per cent more Dreamliner service from Calgary international Airport with early season starts, and additional flights to Gatwick, Paris and Dublin. Adding Rome as the fourth European destination from Calgary aboard the Dreamliner, the aircraft continues to benefit Calgary, Alberta and Western Canada.

“Rome ticks all the boxes we look for in a new destination," said Ed Sims

More options for Western Canadians

WestJet's transatlantic Dreamliner flights, based out of Calgary, are uniquely and conveniently timed in the interest of Albertans and western Canadians with late-day departures and daytime arrivals to suit guests travelling transatlantic.

"After the success we had on our Dreamliner routes out of Calgary in summer 2019, we have added 200,000 more seats and lengthened the operating dates on our seasonal routes," continued Sims. "The reception of these flights reinforces that we are providing services that were long overlooked for travellers from the west. Our investments in Alberta are driving economic growth, boosting our visitor economy, enabling businesses and communities to grow and unlock their potential while connecting families and friends."


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