WestJet’s St. John’s to Dublin
On 15 June, St. John’s Airport celebrated the first ever transatlantic flight of WestJet, destined for Dublin, with a special ceremony, including this fantastic cake, a ribbon cutting, Shawn Silver Irish dancers and local musicians. Cutting the celebratory ribbon at the flight’s departure gate are: Keith Collins, CEO, St. John’s Airport; and Gregg Saretsky, CEO, WestJet.
- WestJet, which posted a 6.3% increase in passengers last year, commenced its first ever flight to Europe with the addition of two new routes to Dublin (DUB) on 15 June, both of which are to be operated daily until 4 October, utilising its 136-seat 737-700s. The service originates in Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and operates via St. John’s (YYT). While the flights from St. John’s will face no competition, the sector from Toronto Pearson is highly contested by Aer Lingus (7), Air Canada (6) and Air Transat (3).