Staff, 2022-12-06 16:59:07,
Calgary-based WestJet will open new flights to Tokyo, Barcelona, and Edinburgh this spring, boosting links between western Canada and the world.
From April 30, WestJet will fly three times weekly between its Calgary hub (YYC) and Tokyo-Narita International Airport (NRT)—the airline’s first non-stop Asian destination from Calgary, operating seasonally during the summer with its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
The new route will meet demand from tourists eager to visit Alberta, said WestJet’s new CEO, Alexis von Hoensbroech. “It’s going to put Calgary on an intercontinental landscape where Calgary has not been in the past,” he said. “I think the benefit for Calgary is really fantastic.”
Depending on the success of the link, the airline may further expand its network in Asia.
The new flights to Tokyo will be code-shared with Japan Airlines (JALL. “As transpacific air travel increases between Canada and Japan, this is an ideal time to launch this new step in our cooperation with Japan Airlines,” said John Weatherill, WestJet’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Both our countries have substantial inbound and outbound tourism markets, and this enhancement will bring more convenient options to travelers on both sides of the Pacific.”
WestJet will inaugurate non-stop services to Barcelona (BCN) and Edinburgh (EDI) the following month. Both flights will depart…
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