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WestJet inaugurates non-stop flights between Calgary & Iceland

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  •   05-16-2024  6:47 am
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet inaugurates non-stop flights between Calgary & Iceland
WestJet now offers non-stop service between Calgary and Reykjavik (Keflavik).(Photo: Reinhold Da Roza Photography)
Pax Global Media

The land of fire and ice awaits. 

The WestJet Group on Wednesday (May 15) marked the takeoff of its new flight between Calgary and Reykjavik (Keflavik).

The service – which PAX first reported on last October – links WestJet’s global hub in Calgary to Iceland, bolstering the airline's efforts to enhance YYC Calgary International Airport's connectivity.

"Iceland offers one of the most geologically diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the world and we are thrilled to provide convenient direct access to Reykjavik as we continue to expand our European network," said Angela Avery, WestJet Group’s executive vice-president, chief people, corporate and sustainability officer. "As the only airline providing direct connectivity between Calgary and Iceland, WestJet continues to build its presence as Canada's leisure champion, providing our guests with unprecedented and affordable access to fulfill their travel aspirations year-round."

Photo: Kristin Grisdale.

The route

WestJet's service to Reykjavik (Keflavik) utilized the 737 MAX and will operate four times weekly through to Oct. 13, 2024.

Route

Frequency

Departure time (local)

Arrival time (local)

Calgary – Reykjavik (Keflavik)

4x weekly

7:55 p.m.

8:25 a.m.

Reykjavik (Keflavik) - Calgary

4x weekly

9:45 a.m.

10:43 a.m.


With the inclusion of Iceland to WestJet's network, guests travelling from or through Calgary can gain access to seven transatlantic connections via WestJet's network this summer.

Also, with an interline agreement with Icelandair, WestJet's service to Reykjavik will enable 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.

For full details on WestJet's service between Calgary and Europe, visit WestJet.com.


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