WestJet will launch flights to London Gatwick airport in spring 2016 using newly-acquired Boeing 767-300ERs.

WestJet does not say from which Canadian cities the flights will operate, saying in a media release that it will announce additional information about the service later this summer.

Executive vice president of commercial Bob Cummings calls the move the “next phase in the international portion of our strategic plan”.

“Widebody capability now allows us to serve London Gatwick from anywhere in Canada and brings into consideration more international destinations,” Cummings says. “We will meet with airports across the country to determine the most suitable ones we believe will meet our needs and those of our guests.”

WestJet intends to acquire four used 767-300ERs, and will begin flying the type on overland routes between Toronto and Calgary in August.

The carrier will then use the type to begin flying from Calgary and Edmonton to Hawaii in December.

Source: Cirium Dashboard