WestJet to Offer Dreamliner Service from Calgary to London

By Kurt Stolz on 18 November 2021
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Check-in counters at Terminal 2 at Heathrow

WestJet announced plans to launch new service between Calgary and London.

Flights would begin next spring.

“This is an important recovery milestone as we forge new connections between Canada and one of the world’s most sought after global hubs,” said the airline’s chief commercial officer, John Weatherill.

The low-cost Canadian carrier did not disclose the planned frequency of the service or any departure or arrival times in its announcement.

WestJet will operate the flights using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

WestJet’s Dreamliners seat 320 passengers in a three-class configuration. The airline offers a business-class cabin with fully lie-flat seats, as well as a premium-economy cabin with seats in a 2-3-2 configuration.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the Dreamliner family to be produced. Similar to the 787-8, the stretch variant of the high-tech jet uses 20% less fuel and produces 20% fewer emissions than similar-sized airplanes.

Compared to the original, the 787-9 is 20’ (6 m) longer, has greater capacity, and has a range of 8,300 nautical miles (15,372 kilometers), while the 787-8 is limited to 7,850 nautical miles (14,500 kilometers).

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