WestJet declares new service to Japan and Europe as a part of deliberate enlargement from YYC Calgary Worldwide Airport

WestJet declares new service to Japan and Europe as a part of deliberate enlargement from YYC Calgary Worldwide Airport

WestJet declares new service to Japan and Europe as a part of deliberate enlargement from YYC Calgary Worldwide Airport

Airline takes first step in rising general capability from YYC by greater than 25 per cent in 2023

New intercontinental routes between Calgary and Tokyo, Barcelona, Edinburgh, and
elevated frequencies between Calgary and Dublin, London, Paris and Rome considerably
improve choices for leisure company, enterprise journey and cargo providers    

CALGARY, AB, Dec. 5, 2022 /CNW/ – WestJet right now, as a part of its wider development technique, introduced its 2023 summer season 787 Dreamliner routes from YYC Calgary Worldwide Airport, unveiling Tokyo, Japan, as its first vacation spot in Asia with new service to Narita Worldwide Airport. The airline can be creating higher two-way tourism alternatives and growing connectivity between Western Canada and Europe with new service between Calgary and Barcelona, Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland together with elevated frequencies on present European routes. As we speak’s announcement comes as WestJet prepares for broader enlargement inside Canada and North America over the approaching months.

Positioned completely to attach Western Canada to the world, WestJet’s 787 flying from Calgary will see the airline take flight to eight transoceanic locations in 2023. With 40 weekly departures strategically scheduled to maximise connecting capability throughout 24 Western Canadian communities, the airline will supply extra aggressive choices for its leisure and enterprise company and cargo prospects because it fulfills its new strategic route.

“That is an thrilling day for the WestJet Group, our company, and companions as we ship on our new technique and exhibit our western focus as we enhance our Calgary capability by greater than 25 per cent in 2023. Beginning with the enlargement of our intercontinental routes, future bulletins will deal with home and North American additions that may carry much more inexpensive journey choices to our company within the new yr,” mentioned Alexis von Hoensbroech, WestJet Group Chief Govt Officer. “With Calgary as house base to our 787 plane, entry between western Canadian communities and these intercontinental locations will play an important position in creating an economically affluent aviation pipeline that higher connects Canadians to the world and the world to Western Canada.”

Tokyo, JapanAlberta’s Solely Non-Cease Gateway to Asia

With its expansive fashionable structure, conventional roots, established ties to Alberta’s tourism and enterprise economies and connectivity to greater than 50 locations throughout the continent, Tokyo is a pure selection for WestJet’s first vacation spot in Asia. With three-time weekly seasonal service starting, April 30, 2023, WestJet would be the solely airline offering transpacific service to Asia direct from Alberta.

“The Authorities of Alberta congratulates Calgary and WestJet, and believes this can be a main announcement for our province. Alberta is opening extra to the world. We’re excited to see the settlement from October end in billions of latest funding come into Calgary, mentioned Danielle Smith, Premier of Alberta. “New routes are opening our province to main cities all through the globe. We sit up for extra excellent news like this sooner or later and stay dedicated to rising Alberta’s aviation and tourism sector sooner or later.”

Particulars of WestJet’s Service to Tokyo*


Begin Date


Departure Time

Arrival Time

Calgary – Tokyo

April 30, 2023

3x Weekly



Tokyo Narita –

Might 1, 2023

3x Weekly



* Pending Authorities Approval

Strengthening Western Canada’s tourism pipeline between Alberta and Europe with extra flights and continuous entry to Scotland and Spain

WestJet will bolster its European presence between Calgary and 6 transatlantic locations this summer season by including elevated frequency on present well-liked European routes and welcoming new continuous service to Edinburgh, Scotland and Barcelona, Spain.

WestJet’s service from Calgary to each Barcelona and Edinburgh will function seasonally from Might to October, as much as three-times weekly. With the addition of its latest routes, WestJet will supply service to 6 European cities, growing capability by 95 per cent with flights to London Heathrow and Gatwick, Paris, Rome and Dublin.

“It is a great day for WestJet, our metropolis and for YYC Calgary Worldwide Airport. Calgarians will now have extra decisions when travelling overseas due to WestJet’s main funding in flights from our airport. WestJet making Calgary its single international 787 hub and these further route choices demonstrates their confidence within the financial way forward for each Calgary and Alberta. And it reinforces the benefit of YYC Calgary Worldwide Airport’s strategic place as a world connections hub,” mentioned Bob Sartor, President and CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority. 

Particulars of WestJet’s Summer season 787 Service to Europe


Begin Date

Peak Frequency

Calgary – Barcelona*

Might 6, 2023

3x Weekly

Calgary – Edinburgh*

Might 17, 2023

3x Weekly

Calgary – London Heathrow

Continued from Winter

7x Weekly

Calgary – London Gatwick

April 30, 2023

7x Weekly

Calgary – Paris

Continued from Winter

7x Weekly

Calgary – Rome

April 6, 2023

5x Weekly

Calgary – Dublin

April 30, 2023

5x Weekly

Further Quotes:

“As we speak’s announcement is greater than new direct flights. It means new jobs. It means a lift to our tourism trade and higher hyperlinks between Calgarians and their households overseas. It means higher entry to our unbelievable metropolis. WestJet’s new routes will play an enormous position in attracting funding and guests to Calgary. Congratulations to WestJet and YYC for creating further methods to attach Calgarians and our economic system to the world.”

     –  Jyoti Gondek, Calgary Mayor

 “That is the primary time we have ever had a direct route between Edinburgh and Calgary, and it’s at all times thrilling to see our connectivity develop and convey Scotland nearer to main cities all over the world. WestJet’s dedication to Edinburgh and Scotland is a present of confidence in our market and demonstrates the massive curiosity in each Scotland and Canada as vacationer locations in addition to essential enterprise and commerce hyperlinks. We’re ready for a stampede for tickets and are wanting ahead to working with WestJet to make this route successful and discover additional alternatives if and once they come up.”

     –  Gordon Dewar, Chief Govt of Edinburgh Airport

“The launch of a direct service between Edinburgh and Calgary is nice information for individuals and companies on each side of the Atlantic. We’re investing on this service to make it simpler to journey between Scotland and Calgary, in addition to different elements of Canada and the West Coast of America, given Calgary’s position as a connecting hub for WestJet. It has the potential to create financial, social and cultural advantages whereas additionally enhancing our worldwide connectivity. I additionally welcome using the Boeing 787 on the route, certainly one of WestJet’s newest technology plane that may assist scale back carbon emissions. I want WestJet and Edinburgh Airport each success with this new service.” 

     –  The Scottish Authorities’s Minister for Transport, Jenny Gilruth

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