Published on October 6th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
WestJet to Start Toronto – Dublin Service in 2022
Canadian airline, WestJet has announced a new direct service from Toronto to Dublin starting on 15th May 2022. The new service will operate four times per week initially increasing to a daily service from 2nd June and will reduce to four times weekly scheduled during October 2022. With flights set to commence next May, WestJet’s inaugural service between Toronto (YYZ) and Dublin (DUB) will operate by the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The flights will feature the airline’s newly redesigned Premium cabin, which offers new levels of privacy and comfort, including an enhanced inflight dining experience and a wider 2X2 seat configuration. WestJet has previously operated seasonal services to Dublin from Halifax since 2014 and Calgary since 2019 but both were suspended due to the pandemic. The flight will depart from Toronto at 21.10 and arrive in Dublin at 08.45 the following morning. The return departure will leave Dublin at 10.05 with a 12.40 local time arrival in Toronto.
Commenting on the new transatlantic service, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer, John Weatherill 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.”
Also commenting was Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison who added, “We are delighted to see WestJet’s route network at Dublin Airport expand further with the addition of Toronto – Dublin to complement the existing Halifax and 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.”