Canada's low-fare leader offers non-stop service from Winnipeg along
with fares on connecting flights from select cities for only $20 more
CALGARY, Sept. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will launch
new non-stop service between Winnipeg and London (Gatwick) beginning
May 7, 2016.
"Canadians have been paying far too much to fly to Europe for far too
long and today, as we have throughout our history, we're going to fix
that," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial.
"We are offering non-stop flights at very low prices and we're proud to
once again lower airfares and make travel more affordable."
One-way fares between Winnipeg and London (Gatwick) are available
Taxes, fees and
Total one-way price
*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com/londongatwick for details. Advertised taxes and fees for European destinations may
fluctuate based on exchange rate.
WestJet will also be offering introductory pricing that adds only an
additional $20 one way to connect from select airports into the six
cities serving London (Gatwick). Guests are encouraged to look for
these introductory prices from these communities on westjet.com or
contact their travel agent.
Details of WestJet's new non-stop service between Winnipeg and London:
Winnipeg - London
11:02 a.m. (+1)
May 7 -
Oct. 1, 2016
London - Winnipeg
May 7 -
Oct. 1, 2016
"As one of WestJet's original five start-up cities, we are delighted to
be a part of their international expansion with new, non-stop service
to London, England," said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg
Airports Authority. "Today's announcement reinstates transatlantic air
service from Winnipeg and will provide our community with a quick and
convenient link to the United Kingdom."
All London flights from Winnipeg will be operated by one of WestJet's
four 767-300ERW extended range aircraft. Featuring a new teal and blue
maple leaf-themed logo, which will eventually appear on all WestJet
aircraft, each 767 seats 262 guests and has a range of approximately 11
hours. The aircraft will include a Plus cabin with 24 premium seats in
a two-by-two configuration, hot meals and all of the other amenities
associated with our new enhanced Plus offering. The main cabin has 238
seats, with two seats on either
side of the aircraft and three in the middle. By next spring all four
767s will be equipped with WestJet Connect, the airline's new inflight
entertainment and wireless connectivity system.
WestJet's non-stop flights from Canada to London all operate as
overnight flights leaving late afternoon or evening, which is ideal for
travellers connecting to all six airports from other regions in Canada.
Some 45 airlines operate from Gatwick airport, offering WestJet guests
low fares and easy connections to and from approximately 200
destinations in 90 countries, more destinations than from any other
airport in the UK. Located just 30 minutes from all of Central London's
many attractions, Gatwick is also one of the easiest London airports to
navigate, with a monorail connecting its two terminals.
We are proud to be Canada's highest-rated airline for customer service,
powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of
the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to 100
destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and
Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with
partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the
world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20
countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and
remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable,
flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for
every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet
dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet
dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages
on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout
periods ̶ even on seat sales. For more information about everything
WestJet, please visit westjet.com.
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2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense
magazine and RewardsCanada.ca)
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2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package
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