Westjet has launched its new B787 Dreamliner aircraft on the Calgary-Gatwick route, introducing its new fully-flat business class seat.
The aircraft features 16 Super Diamond business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration with adjustable screens separating the two centre seats, designed by Rockwell Collins and styled by PriestmanGoode.
Westjet has so far taken delivery of three B787-9s, and will roster the aircraft onto its Calgary-Paris route from May 17, followed by Calgary-Dublin from June 1.
The airline’s chief commercial officer Arved von zur Muehlen said that the entry into long-haul service of the Dreamliner was an “important step in our journey to become a full-service global network airline”.
“The London market has quickly become an important one for us with service from six cities across Canada, said von zur Muehlen. “It is no accident that the first transatlantic flight on the Dreamliner is to our largest international market, from our largest hub and home in Calgary.”
The launch of the B787 will add around 24,000 available seats to the route using the same number of aircraft.