WestJet’s Calgary-London Heathrow service takes off
Chris Hedlin, WestJet Vice President, Network & Alliances, Colleen Tynan, WestJet Vice President, Airports, Chris Miles, Vice President Operations and Infrastructure, Calgary Airport Authority & WestJet Cabin Crew Employees (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

WestJet’s Calgary-London Heathrow service takes off

CALGARY — This past weekend was a momentous one for WestJet, which celebrated the completion of its inaugural flight from Calgary to London Heathrow.

Flight WS18 arrived at London Heathrow on March 27, complementing WestJet’s already existing flights to London-Gatwick. The new route will operate 4x weekly.

According to the airline, the Calgary-London Heathrow route furthers its commitment to Alberta as it continues to rebuild transatlantic connectivity between Canada and Europe. WestJet’s service to Europe from YYC Calgary International airport now includes nonstop flights to London-Heathrow, London Gatwick and Paris, with service to Rome and Dublin set to begin in May.

“We are pleased to provide our guests travelling to London for business and leisure with greater choice and convenience as we celebrate our inaugural flight to Heathrow Airport,” said Chris Hedlin, WestJet Vice-President, Network & Alliances. “This new route not only strengthens Alberta’s travel and tourism pipeline but creates new opportunities for our guests to benefit from access to one of the most connected global aviation hubs.”