Canadian carrier WestJet has announced its first transatlantic service to London Heathrow, joining the airline’s existing services from Calgary to London’s Gatwick airport.
According to WestJet, the route would launch in early spring 2022, and would be operated aboard its 787 Dreamliners. The carrier said that details including frequency, timing and introductory pricing “will be available, and for sale, in the coming weeks.”
The WestJet will compete with Air Canada on the Calgary-Heathrow route, a service that was resumed in September as the flag carrier ramped up schedules to several European cities over the summer.
“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,” John Weatherill, WestJet’s chief commercial officer, commented. “As the airline with the most non-stop European destinations from YYC, we are looking forward to guests benefitting from more options and increased connectivity for travel between Canada and the UK.”
In July, WestJet announced that it had restarted much of its domestic network and added 11 new services across Canada. In addition the carrier offers nonstop services from its Calgary hub to an even dozen US destinations.