WestJet Dreamliner Takes Off for Maui

October 31, 2019, 8:38 AM HST · Updated November 1, 3:18 AM
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Today, WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner carries guests for the first time between Calgary and Maui.

The Canadian airline debuts the aircraft at Kahului Airport today.  Kahului Airport officials said they have had Air Canada’s 787’s land on Maui before but those were charted flights. This will be the first arrival on Maui of what is to be a regular route for West Jet’s 787, which can hold between 242 to 330 passengers.

West Jet 787 photo courtesy West Jet Media Relations

“As the Canadian carrier with the most flights to Hawaiʻi we’re providing a superior experience for our guests flying across the Pacific this winter,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “WestJet is the first to offer scheduled Dreamliner service to Maui and we’re confident guests will enjoy their travel experience onboard our Dreamliners as they head to and from Hawaiian paradise.”

WestJet is the Canadian airline with the most flights to Hawaiʻi and this winter will operate up to 54 weekly flights to four destinations. During peak season, the airline will operate 22 weekly flights between Western Canada and Maui and up to 28 weekly flights between Vancouver and Honolulu, Līhue and Kona.

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“Our guests love a direct getaway to beautiful Maui, adding Dreamliner service to one of Hawaiʻi’s most desirable places makes the journey even better,” said Bob Sartor, President & CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority. “We’re proud to be WestJet’s hub and the home to its Dreamliner fleet and will continue to support our strategic partner’s exciting growth.”

The WestJet Dreamliner features 320 seats in three cabins: Business, Premium and Economy, all of which contain a high-level of comfort and WestJet’s award-winning guest service. The Dreamliner’s Business cabin features all-aisle-access, lie-flat seats with on-demand dining and entertainment. The upscale Premium cabin is the ideal combination of comfort, value and guest service including a separate cabin, elevated meal service and signature welcome perks featuring sparkling wine and an amenity case. WestJet’s improved Economy cabin features on-demand inflight entertainment, blankets and pillows and complimentary food and beverages with a select number of extra legroom seats available for purchase.

Details of WestJet’s current service between Calgary and Maui (OGG):

RouteFrequencyDepartingArrivingEffective
Calgary-Kahului*Up to six-times
weekly
11 a.m.2:27 p.m.October 31, 2019
Kahului-Calgary*Up to six-times
weekly
10:30 p.m.7:14 a.m. (+1)October 31, 2019
*Departure times may vary by day of week


WestJet was recognized for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers’ favourite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers’ favourite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America. The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in North America, 2018.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA.

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