- Depart at 13:45 & arrive Calgary 15:05
- 3w from June 1 until Sept 11 & 2w for winter
- Return departs Calgary Sat, Sun, and Weds at 20:45 & arrives 11:38am following day.
- New 787-9 in 16-28-276 configuration
- Services to London Gatwick and Paris also confirmed
Dublin Airport will have six direct Canadian destinations from next summer, following WestJet’s announcement it will fly direct to Calgary 3w from June 1 until September 11 2019 and 2w for winter 2019-20.
- WS006 YYC2045 – 1138+1DUB 789 367
- WS005 DUB1345 – 1505YYC 789 147
It will be served by a B878-9 featuring 320 seats in a 16-28-276 configuration, including Business, Premium Economy, and Economy sections. Westjet is represented in Ireland by Eileen Penrose of APG Airline Business. Travel trade contact point is here.
Dublin was WestJet’s first ever transatlantic destination, as the airline launched its Dublin-St John’s Newfoundland service in the summer of 2014. Calgary joins Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, St John’s and Hamilton, Ontario, and WestJet said it is also launching routes served by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to London Gatwick and Paris.
WestJet’s new Calgary service from Dublin will also offer potential onward connections to 24 destinations including Vancouver and Las Vegas.
- Year round: Abbotsford, Cancún, Comox, Denver, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton Ontario, Houston–Intercontinental, Kelowna, Kitchener/Waterloo, Las Vegas, London Ontario, Los Angeles, MoOttawa, Palm Springs, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Puerto Vallarta, Regina, San Diego, San José del Cabo, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
- Seasonal: Belize City, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Huatulco, Ixtapa–Zihuatanejo, Kahului, Liberia, Loreto, Manzanillo, Mazatlán, Montego Bay (begins November 3 2018) Nashville, Nassau, Paris–Phoenix/Mesa, San Francisco, Varadero, Whitehorse, Windsor, Yellowknife
The first of 10 Dreamliners ordered by WestJet will arrive in Calgary early in 2019, with two more arriving by April. The aircraft will operate on domestic flights for crew training and regulatory compliance before the first scheduled international flight, to Gatwick, on April 28. WestJet also has options for an additional 10 aircraft to arrive between 2020 and 2024. Hub locations and routes for the remaining seven aircraft have not yet been announced.
WestJet, which is Canada’s second largest airline, is headquartered in Calgary and operates about 725 daily flights to 105 destinations. Last year it carried 24m passengers.
Calgary, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988, is Canada’s fourth largest city. It was recently named the fourth “most liveable” city in the world by The Economist magazine. Calgary is located just one hour’s drive from Banff National Park in the Rockies and is also home to the Calgary Stampede, which is the largest outdoor event in the world attracting more than one million people to the city every summer.
Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said:“It is great to see yet another Canadian destination added to the growing Dublin Airport network, and to see WestJet expand its operations in Ireland.. Calgary, which has about the population as Dublin, is a youthful vibrant city, and is also a natural base for exploring the breath-taking Canadian Rockies. Dublin Airport wlll work closely with WestJet to promote the new route and to grow passenger numbers and trade and tourism links between the two cities. Already, about 21,000 people per year travel between Dublin and Calgary on indirect air services.
WestJet President and CEO Ed Sims said: “As the only airline flying non-stop between Dublin and Calgary, we are extremely proud to make this connection so that family, friends and business travellers alike can benefit from WestJet’s enhanced presence in Ireland.”
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