WestJet to launch new transatlantic route to Rome

WestJet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
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Canadian airline WestJet has announced that it will start a new route from Calgary to Rome Fiumicino in May 2020.

Commencing as a seasonal service, the new route will become WestJet’s first nonstop service to Italy. Subject to government approvals, the airline plans to operate the route up to three times per week in peak season.

The all-Boeing operator has Boeing 767-300ER and 737 family airplanes in its fleet, the latter type includes the currently grounded 737 MAX. Since January 2019, WestJet also operates Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets, that will also be deployed on its new flights to the Italian capital.

In addition to Rome, WestJet’s European transatlantic route network already includes flights to Barcelona, Dublin, Glasgow, London and Paris. Similar to the newly announced route to Rome, most of these services are offered as seasonal flights and currently operated by either 767-300ER or 787 aircraft.

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