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Virgin Atlantic Launches WestJet Codeshare Partnership

Virgin Atlantic Launches WestJet Codeshare Partnership

Virgin Atlantic Airways has announced a new codeshare partnership with WestJet. Customers can now book with Virgin Atlantic and fly to four key airports and connect onwards to 28 further domestic destinations in Canada.

Juha Jarvinen, Executive Vice President – Commercial, Virgin Atlantic, said: “We are committed to working with the best airline partners around the world and we are 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.”

WestJet flies year-round from London Gatwick to Calgary and Toronto and offers services from Gatwick to Halifax and Vancouver in the summer season. It is 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.

Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice President – Network Planning and Alliances, said: “WestJet welcomes Virgin Atlantic guests onboard 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.”

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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