WestJet took off from Calgary International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport recently and the new service complements WestJet’s already existing flights to London-Gatwick with the airline offering up to nine times weekly service between Calgary and London this summer.
Chris Hedlin, WestJet Vice-President, Network & Alliances, said: “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.”
Hedlin continued: “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.”
The inaugural flight from WestJet’s global hub in Calgary furthers the airline’s 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 non-stop flights to London-Heathrow, London Gatwick and Paris with service to Rome and Dublin set to begin in May.
Hedlin said: “We look forward to providing Canadians and Europeans with enhanced connectivity from Western Canada as we further our commitment to supporting the economic recovery of inbound tourism on both sides of the Atlantic.”
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