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First Direct Flight Between Calgary and Iceland

First Direct Flight Between Calgary and Iceland

Keflavik Airport welcomed Canadian airline WestJet into its airport community today as it embarked on its first flights between Calgary in the province of Alberta and Keflavik.

Angela Avery, WestJet Group, Executive Vice-President, Chief People, Corporate and Sustainability Officer, said on the occasion that Iceland, as a destination, offers a captivating and geologically diverse landscape. 'We are extremely pleased to add Iceland as a new direct destination in our European network,' she said. She pointed out that WestJet is the only airline connecting Iceland to Calgary. WestJet operates Boeing aircraft between Calgary and Keflavik Airport four times a week until mid-October.

Sveinbjörn Indriðason, CEO of Keflavik Airport operator Isavia, said he was looking forward to WestJet becoming a valued partner well into the future. “WestJet´s decision to open this route also supports our vision of connecting the world through Iceland.”

WestJet operates a Boeing 737MAX plane between Calgary og Keflavik four times a week till the middle of October.



Departure time (local)

Arrival time (local)

Calgary – Reykjavik (Keflavik)

4x weekly

7:55 p.m.

8:25 a.m.

Reykjavik (Keflavik) - Calgary

4x weekly

9:45 a.m.

10:43 a.m.

“This new route is about more than just the connection between two cities, it´s about recognizing a mutual commitment to global connectivity,” says Chris Dinsdale, President and CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority, as congratulated WestJet on its inaugural non-stop route from Calgary to Iceland.

“KEF is thrilled to greet its newest partner WestJet today,” says Guðmundur Daði Rúnarsson, Chief Commercial and Airport Development Officer (CCDO) at Keflavik Airport. “WestJet is showing confidence in Iceland as a destination by adding it to its impressive selection of travel opportunities, while at the same time opening Icelanders up to the experience of the great city of Calgary and all that the province of Alberta can offer. We look forward to forging a strong partnership with WestJet well into the future.”

Further enhanced by the airline’s interline agreement with Icelandair, WestJet’s service to Reykjavik will enable guests to travel across Icelandair and WestJet’s network via one boarding pass, with the convenience of a single check-in and baggage tagged and checked to their final destination.