WestJet and Virgin Atlantic Expand Codeshare Partnership

Starting this winter, WestJet and Virgin Atlantic are expanding their codeshare partnership. WestJet passengers will gain access to an extensive list of unique international destinations via London’s Heathrow Airport and Virgin will gain domestic feeder opportunities for their new Toronto to London flight.

More Destinations for WestJet Passengers

WestJet and Virgin Atlantic announced their expanded partnership today in Las Vegas. Sir Richard Branson was on hand as the airlines unveiled the details of an expanded codeshare partnership between the two airlines. WestJet and Virgin Atlantic have had a codeshare partnership since 2019. 

As part of this expansion, WestJet will sell itineraries including flights operated by Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow (LHR) to destinations within Virgin Atlantic’s international network this winter. By summer 2025, WestJet will provide domestic feed on Virgin’s newly announced route between Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and LHR.

a group of airplanes on a runway
WestJet and Virgin Atlantic are expanding their codeshare agreement.

John Weatherill, Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer for WestJet had this to say about the expanded partnership:

Through the expansion of our existing partnership with Virgin Atlantic, we are unlocking amazing opportunities for our guests to access an extensive list of new destinations and to experience Virgin Atlantic’s innovative products and services beyond London. With daily flights from our global hub in Calgary to London, Canadians have never had better international access from across Western Canada to the United Kingdom and beyond.”

John Weatherill, WestJet EVP and CCO

This expanded partnership will give passengers one-stop itineraries from WestJet’s Calgary (YYC) hub to destinations in India, South Africa, Nigeria, the UAE, and more.

A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350 at London Heathrow Airport
WestJet passengers will have the ability to connect to Virgin Atlantic’s global network via their London-Heathrow hub.

Frequent Flyer Benefits

While details regarding additional frequent flyer benefits are minimal, the press release states that WestJet Rewards and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club will be working towards a reciprocal frequent flyer partnership in 2025. Frequent flyers on both airlines are expected to be able to earn points with the program of their choice and have the ability to redeem points on the network of their choosing.

Flights will be made available later this year on WestJet.com or via the WestJet app.


WestJet and Virgin Atlantic are expanding their codeshare agreement later this year. The two carriers will provide expanded connectivity across both airlines’ networks and offer the opportunity for reciprocal elite earnings and redemptions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Previous Post
a plane parked at an airport

Activist Investor Pushes for Major Change at Southwest

Next Post
a seat in an airplane

Delta Adds Premium Select on New York to Los Angeles Route