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WestJet commences flights From Dublin Airport To St John's Newfoundland

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                                                      C-FWSK Boeing 737-700 Westjet  This morning C-FWSK Boeing 737-7CT/W construction 36420 WestJet WJA16 touched down at Dublin Airport at 0730 local and returning as WJA17 departing 0916 local, heralding a new era as first carrier to use Boeing 737 on scheduled services across the Atlantic. The new route is one of the most successful for Westjet as  85 per cent of the 11,000 seats sold in the first 24 hours. Gregg Saretsky CEO of Westjet said "We're close to 90% full. At the rate this is going we might have to make it year-round". Dublin Airport Authority CEO Kevin Toland said "We are delighted to welcome WestJet’s first direct flight from St. John’s Newfoundland to Dublin. This is WestJet's first transatlantic service so we're welcoming them to Europe as well as to Ireland. Ireland and Newfoundland have a strong historical connection and I have no doubt that this new route will be very popular on