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WestJet launches its first wide-body transatlantic service


CALGARY, Alta.–WestJet will launch its new non-stop service between six Canadian cities and London (Gatwick) beginning this weekend.  Flights from Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto begin tomorrow, while service from Edmonton, Winnipeg and St. John’s begins on Saturday, the airline said.

“The launch of wide-body transatlantic service this weekend ushers in a new era in the history of  WestJet,” said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO.

 

WestJet will fly a total of 56 weekly flights in both directions between Canada and London, including the

only non-stop transatlantic  service  available  from Winnipeg.

With the exception of flights from St. John’s, which will operate  on one of the airline’s Boeing Next-Generation 737s,

all London flights will be operated by one of WestJet’s four 767-300  extended-range

aircraft. London (Gatwick) is WestJet’s third transatlantic destination. In 2014, it launched non-stop service from St.

John’s to Dublin, followed by service between Halifax and Glasgow in 2015, said the release.


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