Key Points:

  • WestJet is set to enhance its international network in the 2024 summer season, introducing a new Calgary-Reykjavik route and expanding transatlantic services from Halifax and St John's.

  • Beginning May 15, 2023, WestJet will offer the only direct flight from Calgary to Reykjavik, Iceland, four times a week, in a codeshare partnership with Icelandair.

  • The airline will also increase its European routes from Eastern Canada, including services to London-Gatwick, Dublin, and a new Halifax-Edinburgh connection.

WestJet’s New European Connections and Calgary-Reykjavik Route

CALGARY — Canadian carrier WestJet is set to significantly enhance its international flight offerings to Europe for the summer season of 2024. Notably, the airline will introduce a new route connecting Calgary with Reykjavik, Iceland, marking a significant addition to its transatlantic operations. Starting May 15, 2023, WestJet will operate this route four times weekly using Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, becoming the sole airline to provide a direct connection between Calgary and Reykjavik.

This new Calgary-Reykjavik service will be operated in a codeshare arrangement with Icelandair. This partnership enables passengers to benefit from a unified travel experience across both the Icelandair and WestJet networks. Travelers will enjoy the convenience of a single boarding pass for flights on both airlines, along with streamlined check-in procedures and through-checked baggage to their final destination.

Expanding Services from Eastern Canada to Europe

As WestJet continues to reinforce its network from Calgary and Western Canada, it is also set to expand its international routes from Eastern Canada. Specifically, WestJet will increase its European connections from Halifax and St John's during the summer season of 2024, spanning from April to October.

Beginning May 1, 2024, and running through October 25, 2024, WestJet will operate a thrice-weekly service connecting St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, with London-Gatwick. Additionally, from Halifax-Stanfield airport in Nova Scotia, the airline plans to reinstate its service to London-Gatwick in late April with four weekly flights. In June, WestJet will resume its service to Dublin with four weekly flights and launch a new route to Edinburgh, operating three times per week. This new Halifax-Edinburgh service marks an expansion of WestJet's footprint in Europe. Furthermore, both Dublin and Edinburgh will also be accessible from Toronto as part of WestJet’s summer program, enhancing the airline's transatlantic offerings from Canada to Europe.