Posted on: 15 November 2013 by Mark Howells
WestJet is to launch its first transatlantic destination with seasonal daily service to Dublin from 15 June 2014 to 5 October 2014, with non-stop flights from St John's, Newfoundland, and direct (same-aircraft) flights from Toronto.
All Dublin service will operate using WestJet's Boeing 737-700s.
"It is an exciting time for WestJet as we bring our unique brand of low fares and award-winning guest experience to a whole new market," declared Chris Avery, WestJet vice-president, network planning, alliances and corporate development. "WestJet's innovative foray into the European market represents a willingness to do what it takes to connect Canadians to the world while bringing the world to Canada. From Dublin,guests can access low-cost flights to more than 100 cities in Europe."
Flights will depart St. John's at 23:15, arriving in Dublin the next day at 07:00. In the opposite direction, flights will take off from the Emerald Isle at 08:20 and reach St John's at 09:55 the same day.
The aircraft operating the route will begin their journeys from Toronto at 17:15 before stopping at St John’s and then flying across the Atlantic. Westbound, the aircraft will continue on after stopping at St John’s and will land in Toronto at 13:21.