WS Keeps Focus On YYC With 200K More Dreamliner Seats, New Rome Route

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

WestJet is launching seasonal, non-stop service on the airline's state-of-the-art Dreamliner between Calgary and Rome starting 2MAY, 2020.

"Whether they have Italian roots or are dreaming of a bucket list destination, western Canadians have never had convenient, non-stop access to the Eternal City," said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. 

"WestJet's continued international expansion from our home in Calgary reinforces our commitment to investing in the city as an international aviation hub. With travel via Dreamliner and an elapsed travel time as opposed to connecting through eastern hubs, this flight positions us as a preferable transatlantic option for a wonderful summer holiday in beautiful and historic Rome." 

WestJet seasonal service between Rome's FCO and 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 YVR, YEG, YWG, SFO and LAS. 

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

 

  • YYC-LGW six-times weekly starting 4APR, 2020, increases to daily service 14APR, 2020
  • YYC-CDG starting 12MAR, three-times weekly, increases to four-times weekly 6APR, and to six times weekly on 2JUN, 2020. This is an additional two weekly flights over summer 2019.
  • YYC-DUB resumes twice-weekly service on 3MAY, 2020 and increases to three-times weekly on 30MAY, 2020. 

"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," said 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."

For more information on new routes and increased frequencies in WestJet's 787-9 summer schedule, visit westjet.com/flight-schedules-new

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.