WestJet’s new service between Toronto and Edinburgh takes off

WestJet on June 3 celebrated the launch of service to Edinburgh with the departure of WS16 from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) at 9:25 p.m. local time last night. With the addition of the airline’s latest connection to Europe, WestJet will now fly non-stop to five European destinations from Toronto this summer including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, London-Gatwick and Barcelona, Spain.

From left: Benoit Cliche, Cabin Crew Member, Marco Lot, Cabin Crew Member, Jared Mikoch-Gerke, WestJet, Director, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, Janik Reigate, Greater Toronto Airport Authority, Director, Strategic Customer Relationships, Gary Cox, Government of Scotland, Head of Aviation, Kathrin Vasheghani Farahani, Cabin Crew Member, Wiktor Malec, Cabin Crew Member. Photo Credit: Erik McRitchie (@erikmcr on Instagram) (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

WestJet’s newest transatlantic flight will operate during peak season, three-times weekly. WestJet currently offers service to two Scottish destinations with service from Toronto to Edinburgh and Glasgow and flights between Halifax and Glasgow.

Route Peak Frequency    Start date     Departure

(local time)    


(local time)    

Toronto –
3x weekly June 2,
9:25 p.m. 9:05 a.m.+1
Edinburgh –
3x weekly June 3,
10:25 a.m. 12:42 p.m.
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