Sign in to follow this  
Marshall

WestJet and Swoop News

Recommended Posts

WESTJET__an_Alberta_Partnership_WestJet_

10:15 ETWestJet answering Italian holiday dreams with non-stop Dreamliner service between Rome and Calgary 

Airline also increases capacity by 200,000 seats on key Dreamliner routes out of Calgary

CALGARY, Oct. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - 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.

WestJet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner photographed on March 5, 2018 by Chad Slattery from Wolfe Air Learjet 25. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)
WestJet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner photographed on March 5, 2018 by Chad Slattery from Wolfe Air Learjet 25. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)
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. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)
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. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)
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 (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)
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 (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)
WestJet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner photographed on March 5, 2018 by Chad Slattery from Wolfe Air Learjet 25. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)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. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)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 (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

"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 and CEO. "WestJet's continued international expansion from our home in Calgary reinforces our commitment to investing in the city as an international aviation hub. With travel via Dreamliner and an elapsed travel time as opposed to connecting through eastern hubs, this flight positions us as a preferable transatlantic option for a wonderful summer holiday in beautiful and historic Rome."

"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 (FCO) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) will operate three-times weekly in peak season. Flights are timed for convenient connections across WestJet's network in North America, including to and from Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The airline today also announced it is adding more than 300 Dreamliner departures, an increase of more than 52 per cent over 2019, to key transatlantic Dreamliner routes out of Calgary including:

  • Calgary-London (Gatwick) six-times weekly starting April 4, 2020, increases to daily service April 14, 2020.
  • Calgary-Paris starting March 12, three-times weekly, increases to four-times weekly April 6, and to six times weekly on June 2, 2020. This is an additional two weekly flights over summer 2019.
  • Calgary-Dublin resumes twice-weekly service on May 3, 2020 and increases to three-times weekly flights on May 30, 2020.

WestJet's transatlantic Dreamliner flights, based out of Calgary, are uniquely and conveniently timed in the interest of Albertans and western Canadians with late-day departures and daytime arrivals to suit guests travelling transatlantic. 

"After the success we had on our Dreamliner routes out of Calgary in summer 2019, we have added 200,000 more seats and lengthened the operating dates on our seasonal routes," continued Sims. "The reception of these flights reinforces that we are providing services that were long overlooked for travellers from the west. Our investments in Alberta are driving economic growth, boosting our visitor economy, enabling businesses and communities to grow and unlock their potential while connecting families and friends."

Details of WestJet's Dreamliner service between Rome and Calgary

Route 

Frequency 

Departing 

Arriving 

Effective 

 

Calgary-Rome

(FCO)

 

 

One-time

weekly

 

6 p.m. 

 

12 p.m. (+1)

 

May 2, 2020 

 

Rome (FCO)-

Calgary 

 

 

One-time

weekly

 

2 p.m.

 

4:33 p.m.

 

May 3, 2020

 

Calgary-Rome

(FCO)

 

 

Three-times

weekly

 

6 p.m. 

 

12 p.m. (+1)

 

May 28, 2020

 

Rome (FCO)-

Calgary 

 

 

Three-times

weekly

 

2 p.m.

 

4:33 p.m.

 

May 29, 2020

Details of WestJet's enhanced Dreamliner service between Calgary and London, Paris and Dublin

Route 

Frequency 

Departing 

Arriving 

Effective 

 

Calgary-London (LGW)

 

Daily 

7:50 p.m. 

11:25 a.m. (+1)

April 14, 2020 

 

London (LGW)-Calgary

 

Daily

1:30 p.m.

3:20 p.m.

April 15, 2020

 

Calgary-Paris (CDG)

 

 

Four-times weekly

 

7:20 p.m.

12:20 p.m. (+1)

March 12, 2020

 

Paris (CDG)-Calgary

 

 

Four-times weekly

 

2:20 p.m.

3:16 p.m.

 

March 13, 2020

 

 

Calgary-Paris (CDG)

 

Six-times weekly

7:20 p.m.

12:20 p.m. (+1)

June 2, 2020

 

Paris (CDG)-Calgary

 

Six-times weekly

2:20 p.m.

3:16 p.m.

June 3, 2020

 

Calgary-Dublin (DUB)

 

Twice-weekly

7:50 p.m.

10:55 a.m. (+1)

 

May 3, 2020

 

 

Dublin (DUB)-Calgary

 

Twice-weekly

1 p.m.

2:28 p.m.

May 4, 2020

 

Calgary-Dublin (DUB)

 

Three-times weekly

7:50 p.m.

10:55 a.m. (+1)

May 30, 2020

 

Dublin (DUB)-Calgary

 

Three-times weekly

1 p.m.

2:28 p.m.

May 31, 2020

For more information on new routes and increased frequencies in WestJet's 787-9 summer schedule, please visit westjet.com/flight-schedules-new

About WestJet

Together with WestJet's regional airlines, WestJet Encore and WestJet Link, we offer scheduled service to 110 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 250 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America. The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.

Recent recognition includes:
2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Number-One Ranked Canadian Airline Loyalty Program in Member Engagement (Bond Brand Loyalty)
2019/2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018/2017 Winner Among Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)

Connect with WestJet on Facebook at facebook.com/westjet
Follow WestJet on Twitter at twitter.com/westjet
Follow WestJet on Instagram instagram.com/westjet/
Subscribe to WestJet on YouTube at youtube.com/westjet
Read the WestJet blog at blog.westjet.com

SOURCE WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership

rt.gif?NewsItemId=C3358&Transmission_Id=

For further information: Media contacts: To contact WestJet media relations, please email media@westjet.com.

Related Links

http://www.westjet.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AMA already showcasing the nonstop flights to Paris:

Departure

Sort By :
Price - Lowest to HighestPrice - Highest to LowestAirlineDurationArrival Time - Early to LateArrival Time - Late to EarlyDeparture Time - Early to LateDeparture Time - Late to Early
WestJet.png
WestJet Flight 10 Basic Economy
8:35PM Thu, Mar 12 YYC Calgary, AB, Canada
12:20PM Fri, Mar 13 CDG Paris, France
 
Airplane 789 | Baggage Policy
Non-Stop
8h 45m
YYC
 
CDG
CAD 634 .51
Round-trip Incl Tax
Select
Basic Economy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My bad on the previous attempt at a post. 

Was gonna mention, I was a little surprised at the choice of FCO. Pure leisure destination.

Would have thought something more inline with the big push WJ has been going with for the business traveller. 

AMS for example.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, AIP said:

My bad on the previous attempt at a post. 

Was gonna mention, I was a little surprised at the choice of FCO. Pure leisure destination.

Would have thought something more inline with the big push WJ has been going with for the business traveller. 

AMS for example.

No slots in AMS, plus future TALT JV partner already serves AMSYYC.

FCO could also be a JV partner hub if both Alitalia and WestJet are part of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to believe during this nascent stage of WestJet's European expansion they are going to avoid opportunities for direct conflict with Air Canada.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Swoop Adds Two New Mexican Destinations to its Edmonton Network

Swoop | www.FlySwoop.com (CNW Group/Swoop)

News provided by

Swoop

Oct 31, 2019, 09:00 ET

Share this article

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Albertans can now get away to three great destinations in Mexico, including Cancún and Mazatlán.

CALGARY, Oct. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Swoop, Canada's ultra-low-fare airline and subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Inc., continues to expand its North American service with the introduction of two new routes from Edmonton International Airport (YEG); the first to Cancún International Airport (CUN) departing today, followed by the inaugural flight to Mazatlán International Airport (MZT) departing on November 2.

The new routes expand Swoop's Edmonton to Mexico service, having launched a Puerto Vallarta (PVR) service earlier this month. With Swoop's unbundled airfare, services and amenities allowing for a customized travel experience, more Canadians have the option to escape the snow this winter at an accessible price.

"We are always striving to provide our travellers with more options for their getaways. Our unbundled model allows us to do that at a price that works for them," said Steven Greenway, President, Swoop. "We are thrilled to make international travel more accessible for Canadians by offering three Mexican destinations for Albertans to enjoy."

As a testament to Swoop's success in growing its international network, the airline has been recognized as a key partner by the Mazatlán tourism community. Earlier this week, Swoop was awarded the Golden Deer Award as Canadian Airline of the Year during the 25th Gran Fiesta de Amigos de Mazatlán event.

The Cancún and Mazatlán routes launch just ahead of the holiday season, in anticipation of travellers heading to warmer climates. Swoop's growing network now connects travellers in 17 domestic, transborder and international destinations. The airline's route map is constantly expanding, bringing ultra-low fares to all.

Swoop's first direct flight to Cancún departed this morning at 7 a.m. MDT, starting a weekly service on Thursdays. Non-stop Edmonton to Mazatlán service starts November 2 at 7:30 a.m. MDT with a weekly service on Saturdays and adding a Tuesday service as of December 17.

Flights are now available for booking through to April 25, 2020.

Service Between

Service Offered

Weekly Frequency

Total one-way price
from

       

Edmonton, AB to Cancún, MX

Thursday,

1 x per week

$178.00† CAD

       

Cancún, MX to Edmonton, AB

Thursday

1 x per week

$179.00† CAD

       

Edmonton, AB to Mazatlán, MX

Tuesday,  Saturday

1x per week until
Dec. 17 2 x per week
until April 25

$178.00† CAD

       

Mazatlán, MX to Edmonton, AB

Tuesday, Saturday

1x per week until
Dec. 17 2 x per week
until April 25

$179.00† CAD

       

†Every day low fares valid through November 2, 2019 for travel between January 7 - February 12, 2020

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, wizard said:

Just have to say that New Westjet commercial is so ridiculously stupid. 

As the long time super fan of WestJet that you’ve always been, I’ll pass on your concerns to HQ. We’ll have that pulled pronto!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Maverick said:

As the long time super fan of WestJet that you’ve always been, I’ll pass on your concerns to HQ. We’ll have that pulled pronto!

Did not know about the new ad , and I must admit I found it rather   MOO ving. 😀   However following is a case where WestJet is treating animals like people and I say good for them.

Panda Er Shun eats bamboo at the Panda House at the Chongqing Zoo in Chongqing, China on February 11, 2012.

WestJet steps forward to solve bamboo shortage for Calgary Zoo’s picky pandas

 
By The Canadian Press
Thu., Nov. 7, 2019timer1 min. read

CALGARY—A culinary crisis has been avoided at the Calgary Zoo which was facing a bamboo shortage for its four giant pandas.

The pandas, which staff admit are picky eaters, munch on about 1,200 kilograms of bamboo a week.

The zoo was left scrambling when Chinese airline Hainan announced it was discontinuing direct flights from China to Calgary at the end of October.

 

WestJet stepped forward and is now flying fresh bamboo on its cargo planes twice weekly from Toronto to Calgary.

The zoo says Hainan still flies to Toronto and hands off the panda food to WestJet.

 

The first shipment arrived on Oct. 26.

The Calgary Zoo says it began searching for a solution as soon as it heard about Hainan’s plans.

 

“WestJet heard about the bamboo challenges and ... the WestJet cargo team offer(ed) to fly the bamboo shipments from Toronto to Calgary twice weekly,” the zoo said in a news release.

YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or one could argue they’re helping the zoo maintain an outdated tradition of keeping wild animals captive for the viewing pleasure of humans. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, J.O. said:

Or one could argue they’re helping the zoo maintain an outdated tradition of keeping wild animals captive for the viewing pleasure of humans. 

Or they could say, just like the Calgary Zoo, they are helping with the survival of animal species.

For those who do not know about the Calgary ZooCalgary Zoo Ranch: Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre

 
  1. Feb 11, 2019 - The Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre, which opened in 1984 and is operated by the Calgary Zoo, is dedicated to saving endangered ...
This year the Calgary Zoo offered Inspire members the opportunity to visit the zoo's ranch just outside of the city. The Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre ...
We're thrilled to make an announcement – we have successfully breed and hatched greater sage-grouse at the Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre, which is ...
Apr 21, 2017 - The Calgary Zoo is excited about our plan to buy 333 acres of property near Strathmore as the new home for our Wildlife Conservation Centre.
Feb 11, 2019 - The Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre, which opened in 1984 and is operated by the Calgary Zoo, is dedicated to saving endangered ...
Apr 23, 2017 - Whooping cranes, greater sage grouse and the world's only breed of wild horses will have more room to roam as the Calgary Zoo's Wildlife ...

 

 
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, AIP said:

Westjet has cargo planes ???

YYZ grows bamboo for shipment west ???

Read the story for answers to your questions.  😀  But to help you out.   

Quote

the zoo says Hainan still flies to Toronto

Re cargo aircraft , speaking from experience, it is amazing how much cargo you can bellyload  into a 737 and still accommodate the baggage.

and for info re WestJet cargo:

https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/book-trip/westjet-cargo/index

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, AIP said:

Westjet has cargo planes ???

YYZ grows bamboo for shipment west ???

 

Screen Shot 2019-11-08 at 4.12.46 PM.png

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this