Today, WestJet announced that western Canadians looking to visit Rome, Italy will now have seasonal non-stop service on the airline’s state-of-the-art Dreamliner, starting May 2, 2020, subject to government approvals.
“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 an
“We are extremely proud to welcome WestJet to Rome Fiumicino Airport as its new destination in Europe and first in Italy,” said Fausto Palombelli, Chief Commercial Officer of Aeroporti di Roma. “Rome Fiumicino, the first airport in Europe for passenger satisfaction, is constantly developing as the main Italian hub and preferred gateway to the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe. The new WestJet flight is the answer to an increasing demand between Canada and Italy, that has been growing beyond the capacity introduced into the market. Flying non-stop to Calgary will allow Italian customers to reach and discover a destination never served before and provide preferential access to central and western Canada and the U.S.”
“Our guests now have the option to avoid a long day of travel including connections, with WestJet’s new non-stop flight from Calgary to Rome,” said Bob Sartor, President & CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority. “WestJet is our airport’s largest carrier and our strategic partner. We congratulate them on this new Dreamliner route to Italy.”
WestJet seasonal service between Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino and Calgary International Airport will operate
WestJet’s transatlantic Dreamliner flights, based out of Calgary, are conveniently timed in the interest of Albertans and western Canadians with late-day departures and daytime arrivals to suit guests traveling transatlantic.