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.