Today, WestJet published schedule details for the launch of their previously announced service between Calgary and London Heathrow. The carrier will offer four weekly flights on the route between March 26th and October 28, 2022.
On Wednesday (December 1, 2021), WestJet announced the schedule for their new service between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR). WestJet will launch four weekly flights on the route from March 26, 2022, which will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The return flights from London to Calgary will commence on March 27, 2022 and will operate on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
As previously stated in the original route announcement, WestJet’s Chief Commercial Officer, John Weatherill, said,
“As the airline with the most flights from Alberta, this is an important recovery milestone as we forge new connections between Canada and one of the world's most sought-after global hubs. We continue to strengthen our network, offering more options for business and leisure travellers and these investments will expedite our industry's recovery while ensuring Western Canada builds back from the pandemic more connected than ever before.
“We are committed to the expansion of our global hub in Calgary and supporting the recovery of many sectors who rely on travel and tourism. As the airline with the most non-stop European destinations from YYC, we are looking forward to guests benefitting from more options and increased connectivity for travel between Canada and the UK.”
With the addition of service between Calgary and London Heathrow next spring, WestJet will connect Calgary to 77 nonstop destinations throughout the year. The carrier will also continue to offer nonstop from Calgary, Toronto and Halifax to London Gatwick.
Celebrating 25 years of service, WestJet has cut airfares for Canadians in half and increased the flying population around Canada by over 50 percent. The airline launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, and has now grown to more than 180 aircraft and 14,000 employees, offering service to 100 destinations in 23 countries (pre-pandemic). Even 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.