WestJet launch transatlantic services to Canada from London Gatwick

Canadian airline WestJet has announced it is to launch transatlantic services to Canada from London Gatwick in 2016.

The airline has yet to confirm which routes will be served (though Toronto seems an obvious choice) or any scheduling, pricing and product information, other than to say flights will be operated by Boeing 767-300 aircraft.

This will be welcome news for London Gatwick which has lost a number of transatlantic airlines to Heathrow over the past few years.  It will undoubtedly use this as a case for a second runway at Gatwick.

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