WestJet Launches New Calgary-Dublin Dreamliner Service
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
WestJet has launched non-stop service between Calgary and Dublin aboard its new 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
"With the launch of our third transatlantic Dreamliner flight, WestJet adds to our exceptional growth into and out of Calgary, where we remain the airline with the most destinations and departures," said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "With more than 4.5 million Canadians claiming Irish heritage,” we are pleased to be providing Canadians with easy access between Western Canada and Ireland."
Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta, called the inaugural Calgary-Dublin flight "a declaration of confidence in the economic future of our province, and more proof that we are open for business and ready to take on the world."
Until 5OCT, the flight will operate three times per week and between 6OCT to 19OCT, flights will be bi-weekly.
Flights will be operated by WestJet’s 320-seat, 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft featuring business, premium and economy cabins.
This newest Calgary-Dublin Dreamliner route adds to its existing 787-9 flights between Calgary and Paris and London (Gatwick), and complements its existing seasonal Halifax-Dublin route.
By June 2019, WestJet will offer flights to 67 non-stop destinations with an average of 975 flights per week from Calgary.
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.