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Friday, November 15, 2013

WestJet to launch Ireland service!!

We all knew that WestJet would eventually launch International service beyond the current sun destinations they serve and the thoughts were always the U.K. or Ireland since their 737's can make it that distance. Well it has become reality which means WestJet will be taking on Aer Lingus who will also be starting Canada-Dublin service next year! Rather than rehash the press release here it is directly from WestJet: 

Flights from St. John's and Toronto to the Emerald Isle
CALGARY, Nov. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced Dublin, Ireland**, as the airline's first transatlantic destination with seasonal daily service from June 15, 2014, to October 5, 2014, with non-stop flights to Dublin from St. John's, Newfoundland, direct (same-aircraft) flights from Toronto and connections from across WestJet's network.
Highlights of the new service include:
  • New daily non-stop flights between St. John's and Dublin
  • New daily direct (same-aircraft) flights between Toronto and Dublin
  • New daily non-stop flights between Ottawa and St. John's connecting to Dublin
  • Daily connections between Dublin and Halifax, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and other cities across WestJet's network
All Dublin service will operate using WestJet's Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 series aircraft.
"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," said 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."
WestJet's first transatlantic route will cut the current travel time from St. John's to Dublin by nearly half, and in just about the same time it takes to fly from Toronto to Calgary, guests are able to experience ancient castles, cobblestone roads, and the Cliffs of Moher.
WestJet's new daily Dublin service is as follows:
Flight Departure Arrival Type
WS 16 St. John's at 11:15 p.m. Dublin at 7:00 a.m. (+1) Non-stop
WS 17 Dublin at 8:20 a.m. St. John's at 9:55 a.m. Non-stop

Flight Departure Arrival Type
WS 16 Toronto at 5:15 p.m. Dublin at 7:00 a.m. (+1) One stop
WS 17 Dublin at 8:20 a.m. Toronto at 1:21 p.m. One stop
Introductory one-way fares starting from:
Departing Arriving Air transportation charges (ATC) Taxes, fees
and charges
price from
Base fare from Other ATC
St. John's Dublin $143 $7.50 $48.50 $199.00*CAD
Toronto Dublin $237 $7.50 $54.16 $298.66*CAD
*Some restrictions apply.  Please see westjet.com for full details.
**Subject to government approval

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