WestJet Off To London


WestJet is making it a little easier for Canadians to get to the United Kingdom.

The airline will launch new non-stop service to London (Gatwick) next spring, offering a total of four times daily from six Canadian cities – Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and St. John’s.

The new routes represent WestJet’s first non-stop service to London, and the only non-stop service from Winnipeg to the United Kingdom.

One-way fares will start from: Toronto, $249; Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, $299; Winnipeg, $279; and St. John’s, $199.
WestJet will also be offering introductory pricing that adds only an additional $20 one way to connect from select airports into the six cities serving London (Gatwick).

During peak periods from early May to early October, Vancouver service will operate six times weekly, Edmonton will operate twice weekly, Calgary five times weekly and Winnipeg once weekly. Flights from Toronto and St. John’s will operate once daily.

With the exception of flights from St. John’s, which will operate on one of the airline’s Boeing Next-Generation 737s, all London flights will be operated by one of WestJet’s four 767-300ERW extended range aircraft. All flights will operate as overnight flights leaving late afternoon or evening.