Canada’s second largest airline Westjet launched 28 weekly low cost flights between London Gatwick and six Canadian cities last weekend.
Daily services will leave Gatwick for Toronto and St John’s, six a week will service Vancouver, five Calgary, two will leave for Edmonton, and the only non-stop transatlantic service Winnipeg will fly from Gatwick once a week.
One way fares to Toronto, St John’s, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg are all currently available from between £150 and £178, all in.
Each aircraft will also carry cargo so UK exporters can benefit from fast and regular access to markets across Canada.
With the exception of flights from St. John’s, which will operate on one of the airline’s Boeing Next-Generation 737s, all Gatwick flights will be operated by WestJet’s 767-300 extended-range aircraft. Each aircraft seats 262 passengers and has a range of approximately 11 hours. The main cabin has 238 seats, with 24 premium seats in a two-by-two-by-two configuration. All 767s are also equipped with WestJet Connect, the airline’s new inflight entertainment and wireless connectivity system.