WestJet announces new direct flights from London Heathrow to Calgary

WestJet has said that it will add a non-stop service to Calgary from London’s Heathrow Airport beginning early Spring 2022.

The addition of the new non-stop service between Calgary and London-Heathrow is expected to facilitate recovery of business and leisure travel between the two destinations. The new route will operate this spring on the airline’s 787 Dreamliner. WestJet’s 787 service features the airline’s Business Cabin including lie-flat pods, dining on demand and elevated Premium and Economy Cabin options.

‘As the airline with the most flights from Alberta, this is an important recovery milestone as we forge new connections between Canada and one of the world’s most sought after global hubs,’ said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. ‘We continue to strengthen our network, offering more options for business and leisure travellers and these investments will expedite our industry’s recovery while ensuring Western Canada builds back from the pandemic more connected than ever before.’

‘We are committed to the expansion of our global hub in Calgary and supporting the recovery of many sectors who rely on travel and tourism,’ said Weatherill. ‘As the airline with the most non-stop European destinations from YYC, we are looking forward to guests benefitting from more options and increased connectivity for travel between Canada and the UK.’

‘WestJet is a fantastic airline with a strong history of providing top-notch service and excellent value for money, making it a great fit for Heathrow. As travel begins to reopen, we look forward to working with WestJet to improve the UK’s connectivity with Canada and give passengers even more choice when flying across the Atlantic,’ added John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow CEO.

With the addition of Heathrow to WestJet’s network this spring, WestJet will connect Calgary to 77 non-stop destinations throughout the year. WestJet will also continue to offer non-stop flights between Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax, and London, Gatwick.

Details for travel between Calgary and London-Heathrow including frequency, timing and introductory pricing will be available and for sale in the coming weeks, WestJet said.

WestJet introduces new Calgary service from Dublin

Dublin Airport has said that Canadian airline WestJet has introduced a new three-times weekly direct service to Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

The new Dublin-Calgary route will operate from Dublin three times per week on Sunday, Monday and Thursday. Flights will depart at 13.45 and arrive in Calgary at 15.05. The return flights will depart Calgary on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 20.45 and arrive in Dublin at 11.38 the following day. Operated using a Boeing Dreamliner aircraft, the new route is the only scheduled service between the two cities.

‘We have forged a strong bond and friendship with WestJet and we are delighted to welcome its new direct service between Calgary and Dublin Airport,’ said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.

‘Dublin Airport is now connected to six Canadian cities which means that this year is set to be our busiest year ever for travel between Dublin and Canada. I have no doubt this new service will be popular in both directions for business and leisure passengers. We wish WestJet every success with its new route and we will continue to work closely with them to promote the new service,’ he added.

WestJet’s Chief Commercial Officer Arved von zur Muehlen said ‘With the launch of our third transatlantic Dreamliner flight, WestJet adds to our exceptional growth into and out of Calgary, where we remain the airline with the most destinations and departures. With more than 4.5 million Canadians claiming Irish heritage, we are pleased to be providing our guests with easy access to all the cultural, economic and social ties between Western Canada and Ireland.’

WestJet’s new Calgary service will also offer onward connections to 24 destinations including Vancouver and Las Vegas. Dublin was WestJet’s first ever transatlantic destination, as the airline launched its Dublin-St. John’s Newfoundland service in the summer of 2014. The airline switched its services between Dublin and St. John’s to a six times weekly service to Halifax in April this year, Dublin Airport said in a release.