WestJet today announced it will be adding Barcelona to its growing presence in Europe with three-times weekly, non-stop service between Toronto and Barcelona starting May 24, 2019 through October 21, 2019.
"In summer 2019 WestJet will provide even more access between Canada and Europe as we continue to expand our international network," said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. "The addition of flights to Barcelona, an important European cruise hub, offers our business and leisure guests convenient flight times and one-stop flight connections from Canada via our Toronto hub."
"Next spring, Toronto Pearson passengers will have another option for non-stop travel to Europe with WestJet's upcoming service to Barcelona," said Kim Stangeby, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. "International destinations continue to be in high demand for travellers in the region and we're excited to be able to provide additional connectivity to this vibrant city."
"For Aena and for Barcelona-El Prat Airport it is a pleasure to welcome WestJet to our facilities," said Sonia Corrochano, Barcelona-El Prat Airport Director. "I am sure that this new service WestJet offers from Toronto to Barcelona will further increase the links between Spain and Canada, and will place Catalonia among the favourite destinations for Canadians, and as their gateway to the Mediterranean."
"The Spanish Tourism Office is very happy about the new flight," said Laura Pena Alberdi, Spanish Tourism Office Director. "This new destination non-stop from Toronto will give WestJet's clients the possibility of visiting this beautiful Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city, with its rich history and art marvels. We are certain Canadians will also enjoy Barcelona as a gateway to other incredible sites and cities in Spain."
WestJet's Toronto-Barcelona service will be operated on its Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft, seating 262 guests and featuring the airline's Premium and Economy cabins. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from flights within Ontario and Eastern Canada at WestJet's Toronto hub. All flights provide for WestJet Rewards accumulation and redemption along with additional benefits for WestJet Rewards top tier members.
For summer 2019, WestJet will operate the following European service: London (Gatwick) service from Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto, service from Halifax to Glasgow, London and Paris and service between St. John's and Dublin.
The announcement of Barcelona service comes on the heels of WestJet's recent announcement of its first Dreamliner routes to Paris, London (Gatwick) and Dublin from Calgary.