WestJet Airlines announced it will start seasonal non-stop flights between Vancouver, British Columbia to Orlando, Florida starting on January 1, 2016. This will serve to be the only non-stop flight between two province/state.
Vancouver to Orlando
The Calgary, Canada based airline will start weekly flights from Vancouver on January 1, 2016 with a late outbound departure time at 2235 (1135pm) on Fridays. This will be one of the airline’s longest flights outside of its future European routes.
The aircraft will only have a 1h30min stay in Orlando and will leave Saturday morning with a departure of 0930. Arrival time in Vancouver will provide passengers with connection opportunities in British Columbia and Alberta.
Previously, Vancouverites travelling to Orlando would require a connection in Calgary (YYC) or Toronto (YYZ). The new flight will reduce travelling time by at least 1.5 hours. If demand is good, look for the airline to add frequency on this route.
WestJet Airlines will use one of 39 newer Boeing 737-800s it has in the fleet. Depending on the aircraft, it could offer seat the new Panasonic inflight entertainment system (IFE). The new IFE includes live streaming TV channels, packaged TV series, movies, magazines, games, USB 110 volt power outlets and WiFi via WestJet Connect.
Additionally, look for the airline to use a specially painted Boeing 737 with the name Magic Plane on this flight.
“It is really exciting to see WestJet enhance its seasonal offering in the Vancouver market,” said Craig Richmond, President & CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, in a statement. “Families heading to Disney World, vacationers taking cruises out of Port Canaveral and Canadians simply looking for some sun will all appreciate WestJet’s great new service to Orlando.”