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WestJet puts Amsterdam on the schedule, with 787 Dreamliner flights starting Aug. 5, 2021

CALGARY — WestJet says it plans to expand its international network to include Amsterdam, with new 787 Dreamliner service starting Aug. 5, 2021.

“We are committed to putting international investments in place, as leaders of the travel and tourism industry, to support a safe restart to international travel and further Canada’s economic recovery,” said John Weatherill, WestJet, Chief Commercial Officer. “With flights set to begin later this summer, we look forward to helping connect Canadians to their loved ones in Europe, while continuing to provide affordable options for those who want to visit or reconnect with friends and family across our great country.”

WestJet’s service between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and CalgaryInternational Airport (YYC) will operate two-times weekly beginning Aug. 5, 2021 and will increase to three times weekly as of September 9.



WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner service offers lie-flat seats in the business cabin along with on-demand dining and entertainment.

The new service is timed to support late-day departures and daytime arrivals. Connections are available via Amsterdam to a long list of destinations, includingAthens, Berlin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich,Vienna and Venice, says WestJet.

WestJet also announced today that starting in July 2021, WestJet will operate flights to London-Gatwick (LGW) from Calgary as well as from Toronto. Service from Calgary will operate two times weekly, while flights fromToronto will depart three times weekly.

WestJet launched its Travel Ready Series  earlier this month, aimed to welcome guests back to travel.