WestJet announces year-round service to Europe

Non-stop service to London to operate year-round from Calgary and Toronto

CALGARY, Jan. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it is extending two of its new non-stop transatlantic services to London (Gatwick) from seasonal to year-round. Flights from Calgary and Toronto to London will now operate on a year-round basis, three times weekly and daily respectively through the winter, while service from Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and St. John's will operate seasonally as announced in September 2015.

"Today's announcement is another important step in the international expansion of WestJet," said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "Year-round service to and from Europe on board our fleet of Boeing 767-300 extended-range aircraft offers our business and leisure guests the opportunity to take advantage of our low fares, high value and remarkable guest experience on both sides of the Atlantic whenever it suits their schedule."

As part of a major system-wide seat sale, one-way fares to London (Gatwick) are available starting from:


Departing

Arriving

Air transportation
charges (ATC)


Total one-
way price
from

One-way
base fare
from

One-way
other ATC

One-way
taxes, fees
and charges

Toronto

London Gatwick

$209

$7.50

$54.50

$271 CAD*

Vancouver

London Gatwick

$269

$7.50

$46.50

$323 CAD*

Calgary

London Gatwick

$284

$7.50

$57.50

$349 CAD*

Edmonton

London Gatwick

$284

$7.50

$57.50

$349 CAD*

Winnipeg

London Gatwick

$258

$7.50

$52.50

$318 CAD*

St John's

London Gatwick

$181

$7.50

$59.50

$248 CAD*

*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com/londongatwick for details. Advertised taxes and fees may fluctuate without notice.

One-way fares from London (Gatwick) are available starting from:


Departing

Arriving

Air transportation
charges (ATC)

One-way
taxes, fees
and charges

Total one-
way price
from

One-way
base fare
from

One-way
other ATC

London Gatwick

Toronto

£100.00

£4.00

£86.00

£190 GBP*

London Gatwick

Vancouver

£128.00

£4.00

£86.00

£218 GBP*

London Gatwick

Calgary

£146.00

£4.00

£86.00

£236 GBP*

London Gatwick

Edmonton

£146.00

£4.00

£86.00

£236 GBP*

London Gatwick

Winnipeg

£140.00

£4.00

£86.00

£230 GBP*

London Gatwick

St John's

£87.00

£4.00

£86.00

£177 GBP*

*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com/londongatwick for details. Advertised taxes and fees may fluctuate without notice.

Service dates for WestJet's non-stop flights to London are:

  • Vancouver – seasonal May 6-October 21, 2016
  • Calgary – year-round from May 6, 2016
  • Edmonton – seasonal May 7-October 22, 2016
  • Winnipeg – seasonal May 7-October 1, 2016
  • Toronto – year-round from May 6, 2016
  • St. John'sMay 7-October 22, 2016

About WestJet
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 150 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.  

Recent recognition includes:

2015/2011/2008-2005 Canada's 10 Most-Admired Corporate Cultures (Waterstone Human Capital)2015/2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2015/2014/2013/2012 Top three brands in Canada (Canadian Business magazine)2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in the Canada's Choice ranking (RewardsCanada.ca)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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