• Joe Breitfeller

Virgin Atlantic Announces New Codeshare Agreement With WestJet

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Virgin Atlantic announced a new codeshare agreement Monday with Canada’s WestJet, opening 32 Canadian destinations to Virgin’s London-Gatwick customers.

Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 - Courtesy Virgin Atlantic

Starting tomorrow, November 19, 2019, Virgin Atlantic customers can enjoy service throughout Canada with a new codeshare agreement announced with WestJet today. Virgin Atlantic customers flying to four key Canadian Airports will now be able to connect onwards to 28 further destinations within Canada. Virgin’s new codeshare partner, WestJet, flies year-round from Gatwick to Calgary and Toronto and offers summer seasonal service to Halifax and Vancouver. WestJet is the third largest carrier to service the UK to Canada market and Virgin customers can now seamlessly connect to popular destinations such as Montreal, Quebec, Edmonton and Deer Lake. In Today’s announcement, Virgin Atlantic’s EVP – Commercial, Juha Jarvinen said,

“We’re committed to working with the best airline partners in the world and we’re delighted to add WestJet to our growing portfolio. This new partnership will open a plethora of Canadian destinations to our customers and offer more choice for those looking to fly directly to Canada. Customers will have the security and ease of booking through a codeshare and we are sure our customers will enjoy flying with WestJet.”

WestJet’s VP – Network and Planning Alliances, Brian Znotins added,

“Westjet welcomes Virgin Atlantic guests on board our flights to and from London, Gatwick and throughout our Canadian network. Canada is a desirable tourism destination with thriving business centres and vast scenic wilderness. We believe Virgin Atlantic codeshare, offering seamless connections, one itinerary, and WestJet’s caring onboard experience will inspire global travelers to choose Canada.”

Source: Virgin Atlantic


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