Canadian airline WestJet will begin non-stop flights from its hub at Calgary International Airport to Dublin and Paris next year, with changes to the existing Calgary to London route.
While the Calgary to London Gatwick non-stop route has been a WestJet staple for some time, from April 28, 2019 passengers will be boarding Dreamliner aircraft, which will replace the Boeing 767 service that currently operates the route.
New non-stop WestJet flights from Calgary to Paris will operate as of May 17, with the Calgary to Dublin route set to take off as of June 1.
The three new flights expected to bring up to 185,000 passengers to Calgary annually, boosting tourism in Alberta and supporting immigrants to the area who will now have easier access to visit family and friends in Western European destinations.
“Alberta’s connectivity to the rest of the world is vital for our economy,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “WestJet is investing in Alberta to bring further economic growth, boost tourism to the province, and to further position our city as an international aviation hub. We are excited to bring Albertans to the world and the world to Alberta.”
WestJet’s Dreamliners will carry 320 guests in a three-class cabin configuration including the airline’s newly revealed Business cabin featuring 16 private pods with lie-flat seats, an upscale Premium cabin and an updated Economy cabin.
New WestJet flights from Calgary to Western Europe
|Calgary – London (Gatwick)||Daily||7:20 p.m.||11:00 a.m. +1||April 28, 2019|
|London (Gatwick) – Calgary||Daily||1:30 p.m.||3:40 p.m.||April 29, 2019|
|Calgary – Paris||Four times weekly||7:20 p.m.||12:10 p.m. +1||May 17, 2019|
|Paris – Calgary||Four times weekly||2:10 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||May 18, 2019|
|Calgary – Dublin||Three times weekly||8:45 p.m.||11:38 a.m. +1||June 1, 2019|
|Dublin– Calgary||Three times weekly||1:45 p.m.||3:05 p.m.||June 2, 2019|