WestJet Airlines says it is only dipping its toe in European waters with next summer’s launch of service to Dublin.

Westjet Dublin route

Chief financial officer Vito Culmone told a transportation conference on Tuesday that there are potentially four or five other markets that could be serviced from St. John’s, NL, using three of the airline’s narrowbody Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

He says the Calgary-based airline will use its first European foray to learn about the market and its different regulations, operational requirements, taxation and carbon emissions rules.

The 2014 summer schedule is set, so any new destinations would have to wait, a company official later clarified.

Starting June 15, 2014* WestJet will be offering our first transatlantic service from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Dublin, Ireland, with connecting service from several other Canadian destinations.

Did you know that St. John’s is closer to Dublin than Calgary? And once you get there, Dublin Airport provides more than 100 non-stop flights to other European destinations. Whether it is your final destination or a jumping off point to Europe and beyond, WestJet is happy to help you get across the pond.