WestJet announces new Dreamliner flights from Calgary to Rome

Oct 30 2019, 9:39 am

The dream just got even better.

Now that Calgary International Airport has become something of a home for WestJet’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, WestJet has announced that they are adding yet another destination for flyers coming out of YYC: Rome, Italy.

The gorgeous, ancient city lives up to the plane’s name as a dream destination, with Rome joining the cities of London, Paris, and Dublin as a consistent flight path for the newly acquired Dreamliners.

“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,” saidĀ Ed Sims, WestJet’s president and CEO, in the release.

“WestJet’s continued international expansion from our home inĀ CalgaryĀ 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 historicĀ Rome.”

The flights between Calgary and Rome will operate up to three times weekly as of May 28, though will start on May 2 with Saturday flights only.

Flights will depart from Calgary at 6 pm, landing at 12 pm (the following day), while flights from Rome to Calgary will take off at 2 pm and land at 4:33 pm.

The non-stop, roundtrip flights are currently available for purchase and going for as low as $609.

WestJet also noted that seasonal service between Calgary and Paris will start on March 12 and be increased to six flights a week by June 2. Service to Dublin, Ireland starts up again for the season on May 3 and will increase to three flights a week by May 30.

Flights from YYC to London (Gatwick) will be running six times weekly as of April 4, and increasing to daily service by April 14.

Got the flights all figured out, but not entirely sure what to do, drink, or eat while you’re there? No worries, just check out our Rome travel guides for some serious inspiration!