WestJet 787 Destinations Launching in 2019
UPDATED: JANUARY 20TH, 2019 - THREE OFFICIAL ROUTES ANNOUNCED
WestJet has officially announced the first three routes for the brand new 787 Dreamliner!
1. Non-stop flights from Calgary to London (Gatwick) – Daily from April 28th to October 26th 2019
2. Non-stop flights from Calgary to Paris – Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from May 17th to October 20th 2019
3. Non-stop flights from Calgary to Dublin – Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 1st to October 19th 2019
4. Non-stop flights from Calgary to Toronto – Starting Feb 20th, 2019 (Temporary route service for crew familiarization with the aircraft)
- Flight WS 655 departs from Toronto at 0900, before landing in Calgary at 1105.
- Flight WS 670 departs from Calgary at 13:30, before landing in Toronto at 1910.
The first 787 Dreamliner has been delivered to WestJet as of January 20, 2019! It will begin servicing the routes between Calgary and Toronto starting on February 20, 2019. This route will help staff become familiar with the new aircraft before it starts the international route from Calgary to London (Gatwick) starting on April 28, 2019.
The other two Westjet Dreamliners are still on the production line at Boeing's factory and will be delivered in February and March of 2019. The Westjet 787 routes serviced by these two planes will be Calgary-Dublin and Calgary-paris.
In total, WestJet has ten 787 Dreamliners on order from Boeing.
The discount carrier is set to announce more WestJet 787 destinations soon! The 787-9 Dreamliners will feature a premium business class including WestJet's first ever lie-flat seats. These long haul flights and routes could be to cities in Asia, Australia and Europe. The dreamliners are capable of flying long distances non-stop and will compete directly with Air Canada
Which Routes and Cities does the WestJet 787-9 Dreamliner fly to?
The first three official destinations for the WestJet 787 have been announced. The WestJet 787 Dreamliner will fly from Calgary to London, Dublin and Paris. We know there will be more announcements to come! According to Skift, WestJet has applied to aviation authorities in Canada for permission to fly to Japan and China. If this is the case we could see direct routes to cities such as Hong Kong and Tokyo as well. An independent source also reported seeing ads on Instagram featuring backdrops of Asia and Australia. WestJet originally planned to announce the destinations in July but as of October 2018 only three destinations have been confirmed. We will update this article as more announcements are made.
Introducing the WestJet 787-9 Dreamliner
A New Era Of Luxury and Comfort Onboard the WestJet 787 Dreamliner
WestJet is known for being Canada's discount airline and with the addition of the 787 Dreamliner, new options for the more discerning passenger will be available. Along with their current offering of discounted flights, WestJet has stepped into a new era of luxury and comfort. The new Dreamliner will have three types of fares available.
Economy seats will feature oversize windows, leading inflight entertainment and connectivity with in seat device charging.
Premium Economy seats combine comfort and value. Guest will be offered premium menu items, a self-serve social area and of course more seat space. Photos of the plane also show that Premium Economy seems to have it's own separate area on the plane, which is very exclusive.
The newest addition to WestJet will be a true business class experience. The pods feature fully lie flat seats, premium bedding and turn down service. As well enjoy on demand premium meals, luxury interiors and unprecedented levels of service that will put WestJet on the map for luxury flying.
The WestJet 787 Dreamliner Is Coming in 2019
After flying Qatar airways business class last year, we are excited to try out the brand new WestJet business class! We have always looked elsewhere when booking long haul flights but with WestJet's new addition, we'll be sure to check if our next destination is served by the Dreamliner.