WS Inaugurates Second Dreamliner Flight With YYC-CDG
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
On 17MAY, WestJet became the only airline to operate a non-stop route between CDG and YYC with its inaugural flight aboard its newest aircraft, the 320-seat 787-9-Dreamliner featuring WestJet's business, premium and economy cabins.
The YYC-CDG route operates four times weekly.
This new route is the second of three 787-Dreamliner inaugurals that are central to WestJet's global strategy and selection of Calgary as its initial Dreamliner hub.
"WestJet's first non-stop flight from Calgary to Paris opens up a key market for inbound tourism to Western Canada and easy and unique travel opportunities throughout Europe for Western Canadians," said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer.
By JUN 2019, WS will offer flights to 67 non-stop destinations with an average of 975 flights per week from YYC.
Through WestJet's Air France codeshare partnership from Paris, Canadian business and leisure travellers now can fly to and from 11 cities in greater Europe including Rome, Venice, Athens and Lisbon.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.