WestJet Inaugurates Dreamliner Service from Calgary to Dublin

By Anna Breuer on 3 June 2019
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Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet launched its new Dreamliner service from Calgary to Dublin Sunday evening, the airline said.

The inaugural flight, WestJet 6, departed Calgary International Airport at 7:58 p.m. local time and arrived at the gate at Dublin Airport at 10:59 p.m. local time.

“With more than 4.5 million Canadians claiming Irish heritage, we are pleased to be providing Canadians with easy access between Western Canada and Ireland,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, the airline’s chief commercial officer.

The Calgary-based carrier has, in recent weeks, launched Dreamliner service from Calgary to Paris and London Gatwick.

WestJet’s Dreamliners seat 320 passengers in a three-class configuration. The airline will offer a business-class cabin with its first ever 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’ (six meters) 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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