The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of the airline WestJet entered into service on the transatlantic network, Calgary for London. He will reach Paris May 18.
Delivered last January, the first of ten 787-9 Firm orders (plus ten options) by the Canadian company, named after its founder and President Clive Beddoe, flew full on April 29, 2019 from its base. Calgary towards the airport London-Gatwick, for its first regular long-haul flight. Configured to accommodate 16 passengers in business class, 28 in premium and 276 in economy, or 320 seats in total, Dreamliner takes off on this axis every day at 7:20 p.m. to arrive the next day at 11:00 p.m. and leaves Great Britain at 1:30 p.m. to ask at 3:40 p.m. WestJet competes between the two cities with Air Canada (Heathrow), Air Transat (Gatwick) and British Airways (Heathrow).
" It's a fantastic day for WestJet, which is taking an important step toward becoming a full-service global airline. Said in a statement Arved von zur Muehlen, commercial director of WestJet. London " quickly became an important market for us, with six cities in Canada. It is not by chance that the first transatlantic flight of the Dreamliner is made for our largest international market, from the hub of Calgary, our home port. He added. According to Guy Stephenson, commercial director of Gatwick Airport, using the 787-9 can increase the number of seats of about 24,000 per year on this route with the same number of aircraft and their engines. " that consume less fuel will help us in our mission to become the most environmentally friendly airport in the UK ".
WestJet Dreamliner will fly to Paris-CDG as of May 17, 2019, still departing from Calgary (four weekly rotations without competition), then in early June Dublin. You now have three devices.
WestJet, in collaboration with regional operator WestJet Encore, operates scheduled flights in a network of more than 100 cities in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and offers "more than 175 destinations in more than 20 countries through its partnerships ".