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Westjet launches service between Canada and London Gatwick

9 May 2016 by Tom Otley
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Canadian Low cost carrier Westjet has commenced services between Canada and London Gatwick.

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.

All London flights will be operated by one of Westjet’s four B767-300ER with the exception of flights from St. John’s, which will operate using a B737.

The B767-300ER aircraft are configured for 262 passengers and has a “Plus cabin” with 24 premium seats in a two-by-two-by-two configuration and hot meals.

The main cabin has 238 seats, with a 2-3-2 configuration .

All four 767s will be equipped with WestJet Connect, the airline’s new inflight entertainment and wireless connectivity system.

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.

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Westjets new services will predominantly use the B767-300ER but the St Johns service will use the new Next Generation B737

Details of WestJet’s non-stop service between Canada and London (Gatwick):

Route

Frequency

Effective

Vancouver – London

Six times weekly

May 6 – Oct. 21, 2016

Edmonton – London

Twice weekly

May 7 – Oct. 22, 2016

Calgary – London

Five times weekly

May 6 (year-round*)

Winnipeg – London

Once weekly

May 7 – Oct. 1, 2016

Toronto – London

Daily

May 6 (year-round)

St. John’s – London

Daily

May 7 – Oct. 21, 2016

*Service between Calgary and London will operate three times weekly from October 3, 2016 to April 29, 2017.

westjet.com.

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