WestJet has unveiled plans to expand its international reach by adding Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, to its network. This move is part of the airline’s broader strategy to bolster Calgary’s role as a key intercontinental hub.
Scheduled to commence in the summer with three weekly flights, the new service between Calgary and Seoul will feature WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner, offering passengers a luxurious travel experience. While awaiting regulatory approvals, WestJet expects to open bookings for these flights in early 2024.
“It is with great pleasure that WestJet will serve as Alberta’s only direct link to South Korea, furthering our 787 global connectivity from our home city of Calgary. Beyond creating greater two-way tourism opportunities, WestJet service between Seoul and Calgary will increase connectivity between Western Canada and Asia generating unique business and cargo opportunities,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Group Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. “We saw tremendous success with the launch of service to Asia last summer and anticipate our entry into Seoul will be warmly welcomed by Canadians.”
Daily Flights to Tokyo: WestJet Boosts Connectivity from Calgary as Part of Pacific Strategy
Simultaneously, WestJet is enhancing its connectivity between Calgary and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. This summer, the frequency of flights to Tokyo will increase to daily, in line with the company’s commitment to foster business relations across the Pacific.
These developments mark a significant step in WestJet’s efforts to offer diverse travel opportunities and allow passengers to explore the rich cultural, historical, and geographical tapestry of the Asian continent.