In 2016, WestJet Will Fly Direct From Six Canadian Cities to London, England for Under $300

A few months ago we told you WestJet was going to start offering flights to London, England in the near future, which, at the time, was about all there was to announce.

Yesterday, however, the Canadian airliner released further details of the new routes: beginning in May 2016, WestJet will offer direct flights from six cities – Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, and St. John’s, Newfoundland – to London’s Gatwick Airport for as low as $200 one-way including taxes and fees.

Let us repeat: That number includes taxes and fees. Here’s the scheduled itinerary:

Toronto to London Gatwick (starting at $249)
Number of flights: 1 daily

Vancouver to London Gatwick (starting at $299)
Number of flights: 6 weekly

Calgary to London Gatwick (starting at $299)
Number of flights: 5 weekly

Edmonton to London Gatwick (starting at $299)
Number of flights: 2 weekly

Winnipeg to London Gatwick (starting at $299)
Number of flights: 1 weekly

St. John’s, Newfoundland to London Gatwick ($199)
Number of flights: 1 daily

There’s no word yet on the cost of return flights, though you can expect it to be higher than the lowest price of a one-way.

The long-distance flights are now possible following WestJet’s acquisition of four new Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which have have a range of approximately 9,500 kilometres – or 11 hours – and hold a capacity of 262 passengers.

Now, if only we could find a way to travel so frugally within our own borders

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