6 MAY 2019

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Article from BTNews 6 MAY 2019

WestJet makes transatlantic mark

A flurry of transatlantic activity has given Canadian carrier WestJet a flying start to the new peak season with headline services between Calgary and Gatwick and new non-stop flights between Halifax Nova Scotia and Dublin.

The Gatwick link has seen WestJet introduce one of its first three Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners featuring its new long-haul Business Class seats to the route. The airline will also use the Dreamliner on a new non-stop Calgary – Dublin route from 1 June.

On the Gatwick move, chief commercial officer Arved von zur Muehlen said: “This is a fantastic day for WestJet as we take this step to become a full-service global network airline. The London market has quickly become important for us."

Gatwick chief commercial officer Guy Stephenson added: "The three years since WestJet's inaugural flight have been a real success, with thousands of business and leisure passengers enjoying low-cost connections between the UK and Canada.

"WestJet's presence at Gatwick continues to grow, and it's exciting for us to support it as it moves into this new era. The Dreamliner offers some 24,000 more Gatwick – Calgary seats a year on the same number of aircraft, and its fuel-efficient engines will also help us in our mission to become the UK's most sustainable airport.”

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