Late in May WestJet revealed some new routes for their Boeing 787 Dreamliners which should excite some people! I know I’m excited for one of them.
For the Winter 2019 season WestJet will be placing one of the
Dreamliners on their Calgary to Kahului Maui route. It will fly the
route twice weekly starting on October 31 moving to 5x weekly for a
month during March-April 2020 (Spring Break season!) I’m excited for
this route as the Rewards Canada family goes to Maui a lot and most of
the flights were on Air Canada as they used an internationally
configured 767 with lie flat seats in Business Class but that changed
for the 2018 winter season when they put the 737 MAX 8 on the route so
we went with Hawaiian Airlines and their lie flat seats out of San
Francisco. Now that there is once again a lie flat option directly from
YYC you can bet we’ll try to utilize it!
The other major route getting Dreamliner service is Toronto to London Gatwick. As of October 23 the route will see the 787 fly it every day. Great news for those of you in YYZ and Eastern Canada who would connect in YYZ to have this new Business Class, Premium Economy and even decent Economy Class service to the UK.
Finally in the winter update WestJet will also be adding a 4th weekly flight between Calgary and London Gatwick on the 787.