The new WestJet connection from Fiumicino Airport to Calgary began: the flight, which took off at 13:55 local time with about 300 passengers on board, was celebrated as a major step in resuming tourism between Italy and Canada. Canadian Ambassador to Italy HE Elissa Golberg and Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Culture of the State of Alberta Dan Williams.
“The launch of our highly anticipated Rome-Calgary service is an incredible milestone for WestJet and our passengers because we have been looking forward to this moment for over two years,” said Chris Headlin, Vice President, WestJet Network. “Tourism growth between Alberta and Europe reflects a vital potential for the economic recovery of our industry. It is not surprising to find direct access to new direct flights. ”
“It is a great privilege to welcome WestJet to Rome Fumicino” – Federico Scriboni, Head of Aviation Business Development at Aeroporti di Roma – 1 Proud of more travelers, the Canadian market has been confirmed as one of the major long-haul flights based on current and future possibilities.The new aircraft will provide direct access to Canadian travelers to Rome, and with the hustle and bustle of our hub to the vast Italian and Mediterranean market, customers traveling directly from Rome to Calgary will finally be in the heart of Central Canada. Will have the opportunity to fly. Discover the beauties of the state of Alberta and explore new travel options to the American West Coast “.
“I am pleased to welcome – said Eliza Golberg, Canadian Ambassador to Italy – the new WestJet flight between Rome and Calgary, which will allow for the development of relations between our two countries. That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. “
WestJet’s new service to Rome starts from its global hub Calgary and completes flights to Europe. As part of WestJet’s recovery, the airline has invested significantly over the Atlantic Ocean from Alberta, with a 43% increase in flights to Europe compared to 2020.
The Rome-Calgary aircraft will be operated throughout the summer with the modern and efficient 320-seat Boeing 787/900 Dreamliner up to 3 times a week. The flight was originally scheduled to launch in May 2020, but was postponed due to an outbreak.
|Number of Weekly Flights on Summer Peak *
|Coal – Rome
|3 weekly flights
|May 7, 2022
|18:20 (local time)
|Rome – Coal
|3 weekly flights
|May 8, 2022
|13:55 (local time)
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