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WestJet gives Calgary more Dreamliner

Dreamliner flights to Maui available now

CALGARY , May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - WestJet today revealed its winter 787-9 Dreamliner schedule, announcing the state-of-the-art aircraft will now fly between Calgary and Maui and will operate an additional day to London ( Gatwick ) this winter.  

WestJet revealed its winter 787-9 Dreamliner schedule, announcing the state-of-the-art aircraft will now fly between Calgary and Maui and will operate an additional day to London (Gatwick) this winter (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

As part of the schedule release, WestJet also announced the 787-9 Dreamliner will be operate daily service between Toronto and London ( Gatwick ) starting October 23, 2019 .

"Flying on the WestJet Dreamliner is a game changer in travel; guest feedback on the experience has been phenomenal," said Brian Znotins , WestJet Vice-President Network Planning and Alliances. "The Dreamliner was built for transoceanic routes with technology that reduces jetlag and leaves travellers feeling more refreshed upon arrival. With our custom cabins and award-winning service, guests are going to love the journey as much as the destination."

"Our guests love travelling to Hawaii , and now their trip to Maui will be even more memorable with WestJet's Dreamliner service to the island," said Bob Sartor , President and CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority. "Thank you to WestJet for another significant commitment to your Boeing 787-9 hub at YYC."

"Our connection to the top destinations in the world for both business and pleasure is one of the many reasons Calgary is such a dynamic, global city," said Mary Moran , President and CEO, Calgary Economic Development. "WestJet's investment in its 787-9 Dreamliner fleet, and maintaining the aircraft in Calgary , is an economic driver for the city and we applaud the commitment to growing passenger routes for Calgary and the region."

WestJet flies between Calgary and Maui up to six times weekly, or up to four times weekly on the Dreamliner, with service launching October 31, 2019 . In addition, WestJet's Dreamliner will operate between Calgary and London ( Gatwick ) four times weekly starting October 27, 2019 . WestJet currently flies daily between Calgary and Gatwick . WestJet already serves more destinations with more flights from Calgary than any other airline, and these additions augment WestJet's continued investment growth in the Calgary and Alberta economies.  

The WestJet Dreamliner features 320 seats in three cabins: business, premium and economy, all of which contain a high-level of comfort and WestJet's award-winning guest service. The Dreamliner's Business cabin features all-aisle-access, lie-flat seats with on-demand dining and entertainment. The upscale Premium cabin is the ideal combination of comfort, value and guest service including a separate cabin, elevated meal service and signature welcome perks featuring champagne and amenity case. WestJet's improved Economy cabin features on-demand inflight entertainment, blankets and pillows and complimentary food and beverages with a select number of extra legroom seats available for purchase.

 Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Calgary – Kahului

Up to six-
times
weekly

11 a.m

2:27 p.m

October 31,
2019

Kahului – Calgary

Up to six-
times
weekly

10:30 p.m

7:14 a.m.+1

October 31,
2019

Calgary – London
(Gatwick)

Four-times
weekly

7:45 p.m

11:20 a.m.+1

October 27,
2019

London (Gatwick) –
Calgary

Four-times
weekly

1:20 p.m

3:25 p.m

October 28,
2019

Toronto – London
(Gatwick)

Daily

8:50 p.m

9:10 a.m.+1

October 23,
2019

London (Gatwick) –
Toronto

Daily

11:10 a.m

1:57 p.m

October 24,
2019

 

For more information on new routes and increased frequencies in WestJet's 787-9 winter schedule, please visit westjet.com/flight-schedules-new.

About WestJet

Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America , Central America , the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers' favorite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America . The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in North America , 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.

Recent recognition includes:
2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017 Winner Among Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria )

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WestJet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner photographed on March 5, 2018 by Chad Slattery from Wolfe Air Learjet 25. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

SOURCE WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership


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