Virgin Atlantic has announced a new codeshare partnership with WestJet. From Tuesday 19 November, customers will be able to book with Virgin Atlantic and fly to four key airports and connect onwards to 28 further domestic destinations in Canada with the new partnership.
WestJet flies year-round from Gatwick to Calgary and Toronto and offers services from Gatwick to Halifax and Vancouver in the summer season. It’s the third largest carrier on the UK-Canada market. Further destinations customers will be able to connect to on the new partnership include Montreal, Quebec, Edmonton and Deer Lake.
Juha Jarvinen, EVP Commercial at Virgin Atlantic said: “We’re committed to working with the best airline partners around the world and we’re delighted to add WestJet to our growing portfolio. This new partnership will open up a plethora of Canadian destinations to our customers and offer more choice for those looking to fly directly to Canada. Customers will have the security and ease of booking through a codeshare and we are sure our customers will enjoy flying with WestJet.”
Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning and Alliances, commented: “WestJet welcomes Virgin Atlantic guests on board our flights to and from London, Gatwick and throughout our Canadian network. Canada is a desirable tourism destination with thriving business centres and vast scenic wilderness. We believe Virgin Atlantic codeshare, offering seamless connections, one itinerary, and WestJet’s caring onboard experience will inspire global travellers to choose Canada.”
Alongside Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays, WestJet are also proud partners of WE Charity, flying students from rural communities to WE Days across Canada.