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WestJet Launches Calgary - Amsterdam Route


WestJet launched its new route between Calgary and Amsterdam with the 8:55 p.m. MT departure of WS20, on the airline's 787 Dreamliner.

The flight was the airline's first launch of a new service to Europe after more than 18 months and marked a significant milestone in WestJet's commitment to restoring its global network.

"We continue to invest in our global hub in Calgary, where we have the most departures, destinations and seats and we're thrilled to see today's flight take-off as we continue to rebuild our transatlantic network," said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer.



"This route between Calgary and Amsterdam provides greater access between Canada and European destinations for travellers on both sides of the Atlantic and is strengthening travel and tourism ties between our two countries."

Prior to flight WS20's departure from Calgary, the inaugural service was celebrated by Chris Hedlin, WestJet's Vice-President of Network Planning, Rajan Sawhney, Alberta's Minister of Transport; George Chahal, City of Calgary Councilor for Ward 5; Chris Miles, Calgary Airport Authority, Vice President, Operations and Infrastructure and David Goldstein, CEO of Travel Alberta along with guests departing on WS20.



"Air travel will play a pivotal role in Alberta's post pandemic economic recovery," said Rajan Sawhney, Alberta's Minister of Transport.

"I am thrilled to see WestJet embark on this new partnership that will give travellers more options, while boosting tourism, and providing much needed support to our aviation industry."

WestJet's new service operates two-times weekly, increasing to three-times weekly on September 9. All flights will be operated on WestJet's 787 Dreamliner, featuring WestJet's Business Cabin including lie-flat pods, dining on demand and WestJet's award-winning caring service.

In addition, through the airline's expanded codeshare agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, guests now have convenient access via Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport (AMS) to 18 cities across Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Details of WestJet's service between Calgary and Amsterdam:



Start Date

Calgary – Amsterdam

2x weekly

Aug. 5 – Sept. 5, 2021

3x weekly

Sept. 9 – October 31, 2021

Amsterdam – Calgary

2x weekly

Aug. 6 – Sept. 6, 2021

3x weekly

Sept. 10 – November 1, 2021


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