WestJet celebrates a decade of flying to Europe with the restart of service between Toronto and Dublin

02.03.24 17:00 Uhr

Return of service reignites two-way tourism opportunities

TORONTO, March 2, 2024 /CNW/ - WestJet is celebrating the return of transatlantic flying between Eastern Canada and Europe following the touchdown of WestJet flight WS34 between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Dublin International Airport. As Canada's coast-to-coast leisure travel champion, the daily summer seasonal service reaffirms WestJet's commitment to transatlantic connectivity to and from Eastern Canada.

This summer also marks the 10-year anniversary of WestJet's entry into Europe, commemorating the airline's inaugural transatlantic flight between St. John's and Dublin in 2014.

"Service between Toronto and Dublin continues be an important part of WestJet's story, and we celebrate a decade of service that has strengthened ties between our two countries," said John Weatherill, WestJet Group Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. "The return of daily seasonal service between Toronto and Dublin gives Canadians the opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse landscapes, rich culture and warm hospitality of Ireland with the convenience and affordability WestJet is known for."

Route

Frequency   

Service start
date

Service end
date

Departure
time (local)   

Arrival
time (local)   

Toronto - Dublin   

Daily

March 1           

Oct. 13            

10:45 p.m.

10:55 a.m.

Dublin - Toronto

Daily

March 2

Oct. 14

12:15 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

"As the gateway to Europe, direct flights between Canada and Ireland have revolutionized the tourism landscape, making it easier than ever for travellers to explore the enchanting beauty and rich heritage of Ireland. This 10-year milestone represents not just a connection between our two nations, but an invitation for travellers to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture and warm hospitality that we have to offer. As we celebrate this achievement, we look forward to welcoming even more visitors to experience the magic of Ireland firsthand and create lasting memories that will inspire future travel," says Tourism Ireland Country Manager Sandra Moffatt.

As WestJet continues to lead in leisure, the airline is pleased to reconnect three major eastern Canadian cities to key European destinations this summer, with additional previously announced service offerings.

Route

Peak
frequency   

Service
start
date

Service
end
date

Departure
time
(local)   

Arrival
time
(local)   

Halifax-Dublin

4x weekly

June 19   

Oct. 13    

10:30 p.m.   

7:55 a.m.

Dublin-Halifax

4x weekly

June 20

Oct. 14

9:30 a.m.

11:38 a.m.   

Halifax-Edinburgh*

3x weekly

June 20

Oct. 12

10:40 p.m.

8:15 a.m.

Edinburgh-Halifax

3x weekly

June 21

Oct. 13

9:35 a.m.

11:41 a.m.

Halifax-London (Gatwick)

4x weekly

April 28

Oct. 25

11:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

London (Gatwick)-Halifax

4x weekly

April 29

Oct. 26

11:00 a.m.

1:46 p.m.

Toronto-Edinburgh

Daily

May 14

Oct. 12

10:10 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

Edinburgh-Toronto

Daily

May 15

Oct. 13

11:20 a.m.

1:54 p.m.

St. John's-London (Gatwick)

3x weekly

May 1

Oct. 25

12:15 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

London (Gatwick)-St. John's   

3x weekly

May 1

Oct. 25

11:00 a.m.

1:10 p.m.

More information about WestJet's summer schedule can be found at WestJet.com.

About WestJet

In 27 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 26 countries.

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