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WestJet Expands YYC Schedule with Service to Japan, More European Routes

As part of its wider growth strategy of increasing Calgary capacity by 25%, Westjet’s summer Dreamliner routes from YYC include service to NRT as its first destination in Asia.

Many flights from eastern Canada gateways to Europe will be discontinued next summer.

WestJet new service to Japan and Europe
WestJet 787

The airline is also increasing connectivity between Western Canada and Europe with service between YYC and BCN and YYC and EDI along with increased frequencies on existing European routes.

The announcement comes as WestJet prepares for broader expansion within Canada and North America over the coming months. 

"This is an exciting day for the WestJet Group, our guests, and partners as we deliver on our new strategy and demonstrate our western focus as we increase our Calgary capacity by more than 25 per cent in 2023. Starting with the expansion of our intercontinental routes, future announcements will focus on domestic and North American additions that will bring even more affordable travel options to our guests in the new year," said Alexis von Hoensbroech, WestJet Group Chief Executive Officer. "With Calgary as home base to our 787 aircraft, access between western Canadian communities and these intercontinental destinations will play a vital role in creating an economically prosperous aviation pipeline that better connects Canadians to the world and the world to Western Canada."

"The Government of Alberta congratulates Calgary and WestJet, and believes this is a major announcement for our province. Alberta is opening more to the world. We are excited to see the agreement from October result in billions of new investment come into Calgary, said Danielle Smith, Premier of Alberta. "New routes are opening our province to major cities throughout the globe. We look forward to more good news like this in the future and remain committed to growing Alberta's aviation and tourism sector in the future." 

CALGARY SERVICE

WestJet will offer three-time weekly seasonal service from YYC to NRT beginning, 30APR 2023.

Route

Start Date

Frequency

Departure Time

Arrival Time

YYC - NRT

30APR 2023

3x Weekly

18:55

20:00

NRT - YYC

01MAY 2023

3x Weekly

22:00

16:00

 

New flights from Calgary to EDI and BCN and increased frequency on existing European routes 

The service to EDI and BCN will operate seasonally from MAY to OCT, up to three-times weekly. WestJet will also increase frequency on routes from YYC to LHR, LGW, CDG, FCO and DUB.

Details of WestJet's Summer 787 Service to Europe:

Route

Start Date

Peak Frequency

YYC - BCN

06MAY 2023

3x Weekly

YYC - EDI

17MAY 2023

3x Weekly

YYC - LHR

Continued from Winter

7x Weekly

YYC - LGW

30APR 2023

7x Weekly

YYC - CDG

Continued from Winter

7x Weekly

YYC - FCO

06APR 2023

5x Weekly

YYC - DUB

30APR 2023

5x Weekly

 

Eastern Canada European Routes Cancelled for Summer 2023 

The airline’s focus on Calgary and Canada’s Western regions is resulting in eastern Canada gateway cancellations. YYZ to EDI, GLA, DUB, BCN and LGW will not be served next summer, and neither will YHZ to DUB, GLA, LGW and CDG.

For more information, please visit WestJet

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