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Gatwick Airport and WestJet have announced their new agreement, which will see the airline touch down with flights between London and Canada next year.

This is fantastic news for any traveller interested in flying between North America and London on a low cost airline. With news that Ryanair’s transatlantic flights won’t be taking off in the near future, this could be the cheapest way to cross the Atlantic.

WestJet launched in 1996 and since then has been a favourite for Canadian travellers for destinations across the country, the US and further south. This will be the first destination for the airline across the Atlantic and will surely open up new opportunities for British travellers heading to Canada and for Canadian travellers hoping to explore Britain at a budget price.

Gatwick Airport chief Stewart Wingate commented,

“WestJet’s announcement that it will connect Canada and London is further illustration that the growth of low cost long haul will continue to be a game-changer, increasing competition and services for passengers.”

That means cheaper flights to Toronto, among Canada’s other major hubs!

Img: caribb / Flickr cc.

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