WestJet Introduces Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Vancouver With Five Weekly Flights to Toronto
Today, the airline celebrated the deployment of their Boeing 787 at Vancouver International Airport, joining Calgary and Toronto with 787 Dreamliner service. Westjet also operates a Boeing 737 on the Vancouver-Toronto route for a total of four daily flights except Saturdays.
On Monday (October 5, 2020), WestJet announced the introduction of their newest aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The carrier will offer five-times weekly Dreamliner service between Vancouver and Toronto. The route is also served with a Boeing 737 for a total of four daily flights except for Saturdays. Vancouver now joins Calgary and Toronto as Canadian domestic destinations served by the airline’s award-winning aircraft. In Today’s announcement, WestJet’s Vice-President Network Planning and Revenue, John Weatherill, said,
"The Dreamliner offers our guests the highest safety and health standards as well as an extremely comfortable inflight experience. We are proud our signature aircraft is now flying non-stop service between two of Canada's major cities and two of our hub airports."
Also commenting on the launch of WestJet’s new domestic Dreamliner service, Vancouver Airport Authority’s Vice-President, Operations and Maintenance, Robyn McVicker, added,
"We are thrilled to welcome WestJet's newest aircraft, the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner, to YVR for the first time. We greatly value our long-time partner WestJet and the introduction of this signature aircraft at YVR is an example of their ongoing investment in British Columbia."
From November 5, 2020, WestJet’s Dreamliner service between Vancouver and Toronto will increase to a daily frequency with departure and landing times conveniently scheduled for business and leisure travelers.
Prior to the Global COVID-19 pandemic, WestJet and subsidiary regional airlines, WestJet Encore and WestJet Link, offered scheduled service to over 110 destinations across North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. WestJet and WestJet Encore continue to connect all 38 of the carrier’s Canadian domestic airports with reduced capacity, ensuring essential cargo and passenger connectivity. During these unprecedented times, the carrier has maintained their rating by Cirium as one of the top ten airlines for on-time performance in North America.