Canadian full service airline WestJet has announced a new seasonal Transatlantic service between Toronto and Dublin that will begin in May 2022. The announcement comes after the airline recently announced new nonstop flights to Scotland.
Starting 15th May 2022, WestJet will operate 4-weekly flights between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Dublin Airport. However, from 2nd June 2022 to 30th September 2022, the airline will ramp up the services to daily, before again switching back to 4-weekly from 1st October 2022 to 29th October 2022. The schedule for these flights is:
- Departure time: 21:10
- Arrival time: 08:45 (the next day)
- Flight time: 6 hours and 35 minutes
- Flight number: WS34
- Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (from 2nd June 2022 to 30th September 2022, it will be daily flight)
- Departure time: 10:05
- Arrival time: 12:40
- Flight time: 7 hours and 35 minutes
- Flight number: WS35
- Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (from 2nd June 2022 to 30th September 2022, it will be daily flight)
John Weatherill, Chief Commercial Officer, WestJet, said:
As demand increases, we know travellers are looking for convenient and affordable options for travel between Canada and Europe. As we continue to focus on expanding our network from our Toronto hub where we offer 33 international destinations, these flights will further strengthen business and leisure ties between Canada and Ireland and will increase connectivity between two key markets.
These flights will be operated by WestJet’s new Boeing B737MAX aircraft which feature 12 of WestJet’s new Premium Cabin seats and 162 standard Economy Class seats. The Premium Cabin seats offer 38 inches of legroom while the Economy Class seats offer 31-34 inches of legroom.
Craig Bradbrook, Chief Operating Officer, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, said:
WestJet’s new route is a welcome addition that will offer greater connectivity and provide even more opportunity for travel between Toronto and Dublin. We’re happy to support WestJet with their new destination and continue to focus on keeping passengers safe and protected with our Healthy Airport commitment, which includes improved air quality, low and no-touch check-in and bag drop and contactless shopping and dining options.
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Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport, said:
We are delighted to see WestJet’s route network at Dublin Airport expand further with the addition of Toronto – Dublin to complement the existing Halifaxand Calgary services. This news is exciting for business and tourism at both ends of the route as it connects Toronto, as the capital of the province of Ontario, with Ireland’s capital city, Dublin. It’s a welcome boost to transatlantic connectivity and great to see another Canadian destination added to our growing Dublin Airport network and to witness the further expansion of WestJet’s operation here in Ireland. We have been working closely with WestJet since 2014 to grow its business and build a substantial base here in Dublin. This new service between Toronto and Dublin further cements the strong and enduring cultural and business ties between our two great countries.
Eamonn McKee, Ambassador of Ireland to Canada, said:
I am delighted to welcome WestJet’s announcement of a new transatlantic route between Toronto and Dublin. The pandemic has imposed incredible hardship on many sectors, none more so than the aviation industry. It is therefore testament to the resilience of everyone involved that WestJet has managed to weather that storm and continue its successful rebuilding process. The pandemic has also imposed hardships on families divided by the Atlantic so this announcement is a very positive development for all those wishing to re-connect with family, friends and indeed heritage. Since WestJet’s inaugural transatlantic flight in 2014 from St John’s to Dublin, we have seen and welcomed the expansion of connections to Ireland through the Halifax-Dublin and Calgary-Dublin routes in 2019. The pandemic may have stalled that progress but this Toronto–Dublin connection will continue the success of those earlier routes, offering greater choice to Irish and Canadian travellers in the process. I am therefore delighted to welcome this latest Westjet connection to Ireland, and have no doubt that the strong ties which bind so many people between Canada and Ireland will ensure its success for many years to come.
Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, Ontario, Canada, said:
WestJet’s continued investments in connecting Ontarians to the world is welcomed by the Ontariogovernment. This is good news for the airline sector and the industries who rely on their investments. As we continue the fight against COVID-19, our government continues to urge all Ontarians to sign up for both vaccine doses so they can enjoy opportunities like this once service begins next May.
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