CALGARY — WestJet has announced brand new, nonstop service between Calgary and London-Heathrow starting in early spring 2022.
The new route, which will operate on the airline’s 787 Dreamliner, will increase Calgary’s connectivity to 77 nonstop destinations throughout the year. WestJet will also continue to offer nonstop flights between Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax to London, Gatwick.
According to John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer, the new route signals confidence in the recovery of business and leisure travel between both destinations.
“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,” he said. “We continue to strengthen our network, offering more options for business and leisure travellers and these investments will expedite our industry’s recover while ensuring Western Canada builds back from the pandemic more connected than ever before.”
WestJet’s 787 service features the airline’s Business Cabin including lie-flat pods, dining on demand and elevated Premium and Economy Cabin options. Additional network details including frequency, timing and introductory pricing for the new route will be available and go on sale in the coming weeks.
Added Weatherill: “As the airline with the most nonstop European destinations from YYC, we are looking forward to guests benefitting from more options and increased connectivity for travel between Canada and the U.K.”