Canada’s WestJet is due to take delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in 2019. They will be based at Calgary and the first three routes will be from Calgary to Europe.
Daily flights from Calgary to London Gatwick commence on 28 April 2019. Four times weekly service to Paris will start on 17 May, while three times weekly service to Dublin begins on 1 June.
WestJet’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Three classes of service will be offered by WestJet. Business Class will offer 16 seats with all aisle access lie flat seating. Premium Economy features 28 seats, arranged in a 2-3-2 configuration with a comfortable 38″ seat pitch.
Economy class will seat 276 at 31″ seat pitch in a 3-3-3 configuration, which is common nowadays on the Boeing 787. Seats in this cabin will feature device charging and individual entertainment screens. Check out the WestJet promotional video above to see inside the aircraft.
Calgary Flight Schedules
The new Calgary service will be WestJet’s third destination from Dublin. During the summer months, the carrier operates to both Toronto and St. Johns from Ireland. On the days when the non-stop Calgary service does not operate, connections are available through other cities.
While the routes to Paris and Dublin currently have no competition in the Calgary market, Air Transat competes on the route to London Gatwick. Both British Airways and Air Canada also fly to London Heathrow from the city.
WestJet operate international services to western Europe, the USA, Central America and South America. From their beginnings as a quality low-cost airline, they are now firmly in the full service bracket, at least on long haul routes.
They partner with airlines such as Air France, Delta Air Lines, KLM and Qantas to extend their connectivity. Have you flown with WestJet before? What did you think? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
Featured image via WestJet.