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WestJet Launches Non-Stop Flights Between Calgary And Iceland

WestJet has introduced its seventh direct European route from Calgary, with the first flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. This service enhances connections at YYC Calgary International Airport and boosts Calgary’s status as North America’s most connected mid-sized city.

WestJet flights Iceland
Photo credit: Reinhold Da Roza Photography (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

“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, 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.”

WestJet’s service to Reykjavik (Keflavik) will be propelled by its growing 737 MAX fleet, which will operate four times weekly until October 13, 2024.

WestJet Flights to Iceland

RouteFrequencyDeparture time (local)Arrival time (local)
Calgary – Reykjavik (Keflavik)4x weekly7:55 p.m.8:25 a.m.
Reykjavik (Keflavik) – Calgary4x weekly9:45 a.m.10:43 a.m.

Expanding Calgary hub

WestJet is boosting its growth strategy by efficiently expanding its domestic network to link to its Calgary hub. This strategy improves access to WestJet’s European destinations, such as Iceland, offering up to seven transatlantic connections this summer. For more information on flights from Calgary to Europe, visit WestJet.com.

“On behalf of The Calgary Airport Authority and our entire YYC Crew, I am thrilled to congratulate WestJet on its inaugural non-stop route from Calgary to Reykjavik,” said Chris Dinsdale, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority. “This new route is about more than just the connection between two cities, it’s about recognizing a mutual commitment to global connectivity. In advancing that commitment, every step, every new destination, counts towards solidifying YYC’s role and status as a global hub.”

The WestJet Group inaugurates non-stop service between Calgary and Iceland. Photo credit: Kristin Grisdale (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

WestJet‘s new service to Reykjavik, now enhanced by an interline agreement with Icelandair, simplifies travel. Passengers can enjoy benefits like a single boarding pass, one check-in, and baggage checked through to the final destination across both airlines’ networks.

Service to Keflavik Airport

“KEF is thrilled to greet its newest partner WestJet today,” says Gudmundur Dadi Runarsson, Director for Airline Relations and Route Development Chief Commercial and Airport Development Officer at Keflavik Airport. “WestJet is showing confidence in Iceland as a destination by adding it to its impressive selection of travel opportunities, while at the same time opening Icelanders up to the experience of the great city of Calgary and all that the province of Alberta can offer. We look forward to forging a strong partnership with WestJet well into the future.”

Since its inception in 1996, WestJet has significantly impacted the Canadian aviation market by halving airfares and doubling the country’s flying population. Starting with only three aircraft, 250 employees, and five destinations, it has expanded to over 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees, and more than 100 destinations across 26 countries in its 28-year history.

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