EVERETT, Wash. – WestJet's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time Saturday, successfully completing its initial test flight with more scheduled. The airplane is the first of 787s on firm order for the Canadian low-cost carrier.
WestJet expects to take delivery of the 787 in the coming weeks, with an eye-catching trans-Atlantic flights between Calgary, Canada and London Gatwick starting April 28. Airline tickets between Calgary and Paris Charles de Gaulle on May 17 and between Calgary and Dublin, Ireland, on June 1.
The cabin on WestJet's 787s will be arranged in a three-class configuration , seating 304 total. The airline is using the opportunity to unveil a new business class cabin that will feature on-demand dining and turndown service for the 16-passenger section. The seat appears to be the popular flat B / E Aerospace Super Diamond seat that is also used by national rival Air Canada.
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A small premium economy cabin will seat 28, with a product that looks like a typical first-class seat seen in domestic flights within Canada and the United States. The remaining 260 passengers will be in a 3-3-3 configuration. The airline says each seat will have TVs and power.
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