WestJet Launching LGW With Flights From 6 Canadian Cities
The transatlantic battle
will heat up next spring, with WS announcing new non-stop service toLondonGatwick a total of 4 times
daily from 6 Canadian cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto
and St. John’s.
The new routes represent
WestJet's 1st non-stop service toLondon, and the only non-stop
service fromYWGto theU.K.
been paying far too much to fly toEuropefor far too long and today, as we have throughout our history,
we're going to fix that," saidBob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice President,
Commercial. "We are offering non-stop flights at very low prices and we're
proud to once again lower airfares and make travel more affordable."
As well as introductory
fares as low as $199 one way, WS will also offer introductory connector fares
way to connect from select airports into the 6 cities serving LGW.
During peak periods from
early May to early October,YVRservice will operate 6 times weekly, YEG will operate twice weekly, YYC 5 times weekly and YWG once weekly. Daily flights
will be offered from YYZ and YYT.
WS flights fromCanadatoLondon will all operate as
overnighters, leaving late afternoon or evening.
between Canadian cities andLondonis a natural next step in the evolution of WestJet and for our
transatlantic service in particular," saidCummings.
With the exception of
flights fromYYT, which will operate on
one of the airline's Boeing 737s, allLGWflights will be operated by 1 of WS’s 4 new 767-300ERW extended
Featuring a new teal and
blue maple leaf-themed logo, which will eventually appear on all WestJet
aircraft, each 767 seats 262 pax and has a range of approximately 11 hours.
The aircraft will
feature a Plus cabin with 24 premium seats in 2 by 2 configuration. The main
cabin has 238 seats, with 2 seats on either side of the aircraft and 3 in the
middle. By next spring all 4 767s will be equipped with WestJet Connect, the
airline's new inflight entertainment and wireless connectivity system.