Long Haul on Westjet B737 Max from Calgary to Reykjavik

B737 long haul flights: A good move for Westjet?

Photo credit: Reinhold Da Roza Photography (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

Calgary wants to become the best-connected North American mid-sized city in North America.

Westjet is expanding its network with its new service to Iceland, hoping tourism will fill its controversial narrow B737 Max aircraft. The aircraft is not well equipped or comfortable for long flights, so the success of using it between YYC and KEF will be monitored.

The flight will operate four times a week and is seen by Westjet, Calgary Airport, and also Dadi Runarsson, Director for Airline Relations and Route Development Chief Commercial and Airport Development Officer at Keflavik Airport as an indication of connecting this Northern European island destination with Canada.

(eTN)| re-post licensepost content