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WestJet and Swoop both launch inaugural Dreamliner flights out of Alberta

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Sahil Morar Apr 29, 2019 12:17 pm 460

Fancy a quick trip to London town? WestJet’s new Dreamliner makes that trip easier, and definitely more comfortable than ever.

Last week, WestJet’s Dreamliner took its first flight from Calgary to London Gatwick featuring the brand-new long haul business cabin.

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WestJet’s Dreamliner takes first transatlantic flight (NewsWire)

In a statement, Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer said this is an important step in WestJet’s journey to becoming a full-service global network airline.

“The London market has quickly become an important one for us with service from six cities across Canada,” he said, in a release from WestJet. 

“It is no accident that the first transatlantic flight on the Dreamliner is to our largest international market, from our largest hub and home in Calgary.”

The new 787-9 Dreamliner offers space for 320 guests in a three-class cabin configuration. The airline’s brand new Business cabin features 16 private pods with lie-flat seats, an upscale Premium cabin, and an updated Economy cabin.

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Keith Henry, president and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, said in a statement that “being a part of this inaugural Dreamliner flight with WestJet provides a fantastic opportunity for us to raise awareness across the UK and rest of Europe of the powerful Indigenous experiences waiting to be explored across Canada.”

Now we know we talked “London town” AKA tea, scones, and the Queen, but there’s another trip to London that may catch your eye.

ULCC (Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier) airline Swoop also launched their inaugural flight starting service from Edmonton to London, Ontario.

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Swoop – ULLC prices from Edmonton and London, Ontario

Flights can be booked starting at $99 one way, and that’s not all! Over the summer months, more services are expected to be added, according to Steven Greenway, President of Swoop.

Over the course of the next two months we will be celebrating the launch of seven new routes and further establishing our place as a top choice for travellers in the Canadian ultra-low cost space,” he said, in a release.

You can check out Swoop’s cross-Canada deals at their website, or book your next overseas flight with WestJet.

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