WestJet Expands Global Reach with New Direct Flight Route between Seoul and Calgary

WestJet launches Calgary-Seoul direct flights on 787 Dreamliners, enhancing global connectivity and trade opportunities

WestJet has announced the addition of a new direct flight route between Seoul, South Korea, and Calgary, scheduled to begin in summer 2024. The airline aims to enhance Calgary's presence as an intercontinental hub and expand its global connectivity from its home city. With three flights per week, passengers traveling between Calgary and Seoul will have the opportunity to experience the comfort of WestJet's 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline plans to make flights available for booking in early 2024, pending regulatory approvals. WestJet also introduced a contest for a chance to win a round-trip flight for two from any Canadian WestJet destination to Seoul.

The new route between Calgary and Seoul signifies WestJet's commitment to establishing a strong foothold in the Asian market. By connecting Western Canada and Asia, the airline seeks to generate unique business and cargo opportunities, further strengthening trade ties between the two regions. The success of WestJet's previous service to Asia has paved the way for this expansion, and the airline anticipates a warm welcome from Canadians for its entry into Seoul.

In addition to the Calgary-Seoul route, WestJet has also enhanced its connectivity with Tokyo's Narita International Airport. The frequency of flights between Calgary and Tokyo will expand to daily service, offering travelers more options to explore the extraordinary culture, landscapes, and history of Asia. These new routes demonstrate WestJet's dedication to enhancing Alberta's connectivity with Asia and its ongoing efforts to provide efficient travel solutions for both passengers and cargo.