CALGARY — WestJet has expanded an existing code-share agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
The Calgary-based airline says it will now be able to market flights operated by KLM, giving guests convenient access via Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS) to 18 European cities.
WestJet says the code-share agreement builds on the airline’s new non-stop service between Calgary and Amsterdam, operating twice weekly beginning Aug. 5 and increasing to three times weekly on Sept. 9.
The new flights to Amsterdam are part of the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner program, which started flights to Europe in 2019 with routes to Paris, London and Dublin. All AMS flights will be on WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner, featuring WestJet’s Business Cabin including lie-flat pods, dining on demand and WestJet’s award-winning caring service.
“Through this expanded codeshare relationship with KLM our guests will benefit from new opportunities to travel between Europe and Canada,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “Our Dreamliner service to Amsterdam combined with convenient connections on a world-class partner like KLM is an exciting step as we work to support the safe restart of international travel.”
Details of WestJet’s codeshare with KLM via AMS are as follows:
*Pending regulatory approval
Code-share agreements allow airlines to sell tickets to places they don’t fly to on flights operated by a partner airline, and they allow airlines to increase their market presence and make it more convenient for travellers to fly with them.
KLM already had a codeshare agreement with WestJet that allowed the Dutch airline to sell tickets on flights operated by WestJet in Canada.
With files from The Canadian Press