WestJet has this week announced plans to increase it’s presence on the international stage, including a new service between Calgary and Reykjavik.
The scheduling, which will be detailed below, is expected to begin in the Summer 2024 season, where the airline is expecting strong growth.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
WestJet New Calgary-Reykjavik Service, Expands Global Footprint…
In regards to the Calgary-Reykjavik services, below is the scheduling for these services:
|May 15||4x weekly||7:55 p.m.||8:25 a.m.|
|May 16||4x weekly||9:45 a.m.||10:43 a.m.|
“We at Keflavik Airport are thrilled to welcome our new partners at WestJet to Iceland. WestJet is showing great confidence in Iceland as a destination and we look forward to welcoming their passengers to our beautiful country,” said Grétar Már Garðarsson, Director, Airline Relations & Route Development, Keflavik Airport.
“In addition, Icelandic travellers can fly to Calgary and enjoy all that the city and the province of Alberta has to offer. WestJet is an important and welcome addition to our Airport Community, a strong partner for years to come.”
“This exciting new route connecting YYC and Keflavik International Airport, Iceland’s international hub, provides convenient direct access to the captivating beauty of Iceland, and unlocks more opportunities for travellers to explore and connect with destinations in Iceland, Europe and beyond, as we continue to expand Calgary’s global connectivity and ensuring that YYC is a premier international gateway”, said Chris Dinsdale, CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority.
As for the other elements to the international Summer 2024 schedule, this is as follows from WestJet:
|Peak frequency||Departure time|
|June 19||4x weekly||10:30 p.m.||7:55 a.m.|
|June 20||4x weekly||9:30 a.m.||11:32 a.m.|
|June 20||3x weekly||10:40 p.m.||8:04 a.m.|
|June 21||3x weekly||9:30 a.m.||11:38 a.m.|
|April 28||4x weekly||11:00 p.m.||9:04 a.m.|
|April 29||4x weekly||11:00 a.m.||1:46 p.m.|
|March 1||Daily||9:45 p.m.||9:39 a.m.|
|March 2||Daily||11:00 a.m.||1:54 p.m.|
|May 14||Daily||10:15 p.m.||10:05 a.m.|
|May 15||Daily||11:25 a.m.||1:59 p.m.|
|St. John’s –|
|May 1||3x weekly||12:15 a.m.||9:00 a.m.|
|May 1||3x weekly||11:00 a.m.||1:15 p.m.|
|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||No change|
|Calgary – London|
|Calgary – Dublin||April 29||5x weekly||No change|
Overall, this represents some strong growth in the international presence from WestJet, with all eyes on them being how the Summer 2024 service will perform.
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