Canadian airline WestJet has confirmed fares for its inaugural flights to six destinations from Gatwick next summer.
One-way fares to Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and St. John’s will lead in at £163 including all taxes and surcharges.
The lead-in fare is for St John’s, with Toronto at £194 and Vancouver at £228. Fares do not include hot food, which can be purchased. WestJet will also be offering an additional £10 one-way fare to connect to selected Canadian airports.
All flights to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg will operate on one of WestJet’s four 767-300 aircraft. They feature a 24-seat Plus cabin with wider seats and more legroom. Westjet’s fleet also features a new in-flight entertainment and wireless connectivity system including 110-volt and USB power at every seat. Flights to St John’s are on a narrow-body Boeing 737.
WestJet was founded in 1996 and will compete with Air Canada Rouge for the budget transatlantic market to Canada. The airline already offers 100 destinations from Canada to North and Central America and the Caribbean.
“Europeans have been paying far too much to fly to Canada and for far too long, so today, as we have throughout our history, we’re going to fix that,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet executive vice-president, commercial.