WestJet Takes Off For The Eternal City

WestJet has launched service to Rome from Calgary, marking the first-ever scheduled connection between Calgary and Rome.

Angela Avery, WestJet, Executive Vice-President, External Affairs, said that: “The launch of our highly-anticipated Calgary-Rome service is an incredible milestone for both WestJet and our guests, as we’ve been looking forward to this moment, for more than two years.”

Avery continued: “With its rich history and culture, it is no surprise that our guests are eager to visit Rome. We are thrilled to provide Western Canadians with increased connectivity to this incredible city. We are also excited to bring guests from Rome to visit Canada and assist with the recovery of Canada’s vital tourism industry.”

WestJet’s new service to and from Rome rounds out the airline’s enhanced investments in Alberta’s transatlantic connectivity and is providing Alberta with a 43% increase in WestJet’s service to Europe, compared to 2019. With five European destinations to explore, Western Canadians and northwestern based Americans can now seamlessly connect to Rome, Paris, Dublin and both London-Heathrow and Gatwick from WestJet’s convenient Calgary hub.

This new connection will further expedite Canada’s travel and tourism recovery as international visitors benefit from a convenient non-stop flight to experience the vibrancy of what Alberta and Canada has to offer.

WestJet’s service to Rome will operate during peak season up to three-times weekly.  The flight was originally set to launch in May of 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

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