WestJet Introduces Dreamliner On Flights Between YVR-YYZ
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
WestJet's newest aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner, is now operating five-times weekly between YVR and YYZ, joining YYC as domestic destinations served by the aircraft.
"The Dreamliner offers our guests the highest safety and health standards as well as an extremely comfortable inflight experience," said John Weatherill, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning and Revenue. "We are proud our signature aircraft is now flying non-stop service between two of Canada's major cities and two of our hub airports."
WestJet is also operating Boeing 737 aircraft on three other non-stop daily flights between YVR and YYZ, for a total of four daily flights, with the exception of Saturdays. On 05NOV, the WestJet Dreamliner increases operations between Vancouver and Toronto to daily service.
"We are thrilled to welcome WestJet's newest aircraft, the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner, to YVR for the first time," said Robyn McVicker, Vice-President, Operations & Maintenance, Vancouver Airport Authority. "We greatly value our long-time partner WestJet and the introduction of this signature aircraft at YVR is an example of their ongoing investment in British Columbia."
The WestJet Dreamliner has 320 seats in three cabins: Business, Premium and Economy, as well as features that include sensors designed to minimize motion sickness, lighting that reduces jet lag, quiet ride technology, HEPA air filters, and the largest windows of any aircraft. In addition, the Dreamliner uses 25% less fuel than other similar-sized planes.
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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.