WestJet announced earlier this month that its flights between Alberta and Hawaii, beginning in December, are available for booking on its newly-acquired Boeing 767 wide-body aircraft.
The 767, the first in the WestJet fleet, will operate between Calgary and Honolulu, Calgary and Maui and between Edmonton and Maui.
“Offering nonstop, wide-body service between Alberta and Hawaii represents an important next step in our international strategy,” said Chris Avery, WestJet vice-president, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “This December, WestJet guests who choose the popular routes will benefit from our comfortable 767s. Additional on-board products and services such as hot meals and unique in-flight entertainment options will continue to evolve as we get closer to launch, with an eye to providing excellent value and a fun, friendly, people-driven guest experience.”
The 767s are configured with 24 seats in Plus, offering wider seats with more recline in a 2-2-2 configuration, meaning each set of two seats is separated by an aisle. There are 238 seats in the main cabin, and all seats have access to power for personal electronic devices such as tablets or phones.
“These aircraft will be redeployed in summer 2016 to new and exciting international destinations that will be announced later this year,” said Avery.