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Article published 06/12/2022

Scotland is Calling... Canada

Edinburgh Airport has announced a new route between Edinburgh and the Canadian city of Calgary beginning next summer. 

Calgary-based airline WestJet will operate the three-weekly service from 17 May 2023 to 9 October, connecting the two cities for the first time.

Departing Calgary 2020hrs the service will arrive Edinburgh Airport the following mornings of Thursday, Saturdays and Mondays, the route will be serviced by 787 Dreamliner,  providing a further option for North American travellers visiting the capital city and wider Scotland beyond.

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This development further strengthens the ties between Scotland and Calgary, which was named after the hamlet of Calgary on the Isle of Mull, with visitors now able to fly direct from Alberta to Alba.

Read more in the full press release on the Edinburgh Airport website.

The introduction of this new service is a fantastic addition to Scotland’s flight network, making it easier for Canadian visitors and those living on the west coast of America to access all that Scotland has to offer.

We’ve already seen North American visitors leading the way in their return to international travel and, with exchange rates in their favour, indications are very positive for visits to Scotland through 2023 also.

The return of international visitors is vital for the long-term recovery of Scotland’s valuable tourism and events industry. VisitScotland has enjoyed a very positive partnership with WestJet service and we look forward to working closely with them to make this service a success.

Denise Hill, VisitScotland Head of Intermediary Marketing

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