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WestJet Flies in and Reports 90% Load Factors

WestJet Flies in and Reports 90% Load Factors

WestJet’s inaugural flight from St John’s, Newfoundland, flew into Dublin Airport this morning with full capacity – including some 30 WestJet frequent flyers who had been invited to enjoy a five-day trip to Ireland – and enjoyed a great welcome party hosted by the Dublin Airport Authority.

WestJet’s inaugural flight from St John’s lands at Dublin Airport

WestJet’s inaugural flight from St John’s lands at Dublin Airport

Gregg Saretsky, President and Chief Executive of WestJet, announced that load factors were now at 90% – and rising – and said: “We might have to make the service year-round quickly!

Louis Gosellin, WestJet, and Cormac O’Connell, Dublin Airport Authority, spin the DAA wheel

Louis Gosellin, WestJet, and Cormac O’Connell, Dublin Airport Authority, spin the DAA wheel

Welcoming the arrivals, DAA Chief Executive Kevin Toland revealed that the St John’s – Dublin route has been WetJet’s most successful route launch in its history.

The JigJam Trio provided great music for the WestJet party

The JigJam Trio provided great music for the WestJet party

Susan Sullivan, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development for Newfoundland and Labrador, said: “WestJet understands what service is all about and is to be congratulated for starting this service. Our province and Ireland have more than 300 years of shared history – Ireland is the right place for us to do business and also to strengthen our cultural and historical ties.”

Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and Chief Executive, contemplates an all-year-round service

Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and Chief Executive, contemplates an all-year-round service

Minister Susan Sullivan looks forward to closer business ties between Newfoundland / Labrador and Ireland

Minister Susan Sullivan looks forward to closer business ties between Newfoundland / Labrador and Ireland

Inaugural flight passengers Anissa Tam, Bruce Hadstrom, and Celia Posyniak from Calgary arrive for their first visit to Ireland

Inaugural flight passengers Anissa Tam, Bruce Hadstrom, and Celia Posyniak from Calgary arrive for their first visit to Ireland

 

Kevin Toland CEO-daa makes a presentaion to Greg Saretsky-CEO-We stjet to mark the occasion of their first flight into Dublin Airport.

Kevin Toland CEO-daa makes a presentation to Greg Saretsky-CEO-Westjet
to mark the occasion of their first flight into Dublin Airport.

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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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