WestJet Airlines Ltd.

05/21/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/21/2019 10:17

Toronto gets on board the WestJet Dreamliner to London this winter

Booking the 787-9 to Europenow available

CALGARY, May 21, 2019/CNW/ - WestJet today revealed its winter 787-9 Dreamliner schedule, announcing the state-of-the-art aircraft will be operating its Toronto-London(Gatwick) route. The addition of the WestJet Dreamliner to this route gives Eastern Canadathe opportunity to experience a new Business and Premium service between two large financial and tourism centres.

This daily Dreamliner service, starting October 23, 2019, upgrades WestJet's existing Toronto-Londonservice operated on the 767. As part of the schedule update, WestJet also announced the 787-9 Dreamliner will be used to operate flights between Calgaryand Mauiup to four-times weekly starting October 31, 2019and between Calgaryand Londonfour-times weekly starting October 27, 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.'

'We congratulate Westjet on the expansion of their Dreamliner service from Toronto Pearson to London Gatwick, starting later this year,' said Scott Collier, Vice-President Customer and Terminal Services, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) 'Toronto Pearson is proud to be part of WestJet's continued growth and is glad to see this enhanced experience offered to passengers making business or leisure trips between Torontoand the UK.'

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 an 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

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

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

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 Caribbeanand Europeand 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'sBest Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017/2016 Canada'sMost Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)

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