WestJet Soars With Intercontinental Expansion Across Canada

Propelled by its growing 737 MAX fleet, WestJet is expanding its European summer 2024 network, reintroducing service connecting Eastern Canada and Europe and introducing new service from Calgary to Reykjavik (Keflavik).

And as it continues to strengthen its presence in Western Canada, WestJet is also enhancing its 787 Dreamliner hub, increasing frequencies for international routes and adding daily exclusive service to Japan.

John Weatherill, WestJet Group Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, said that the airline’s latest announcement “underscores our commitment to affordably connecting Canadians from coast-to-coast to some of the world’s most popular destinations.”

Weatherill said that: “As we continue to expand upon our growth story, we are not only providing increased accessibility to Canadians but fostering crucial connectivity between communities and driving economic growth through inbound leisure and business travel.”

With four-times weekly service, beginning May 15, 2023, WestJet will be the only airline providing direct connectivity to Iceland from Calgary.

Said Weatherill: “In consultation with local partners, we agreed to announce our intention to begin service to Keflavik in May; we will continue to closely monitor volcanic activity in the region and follow the recommendations of local authorities.”

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.

And 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. 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.

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