WestJet launches first-ever flight to Asia

WestJet launches first-ever flight to Asia

CALGARY — WestJet has officially touched down in Asia, with the departure of flight WS80 from Calgary International Airport to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport on April 30.

Marking the airline’s first-ever service to Asia, the nonstop service will operate on a 787 Dreamliner 3x/week through Oct. 28, and will return in spring 2024. 

“We are thrilled to see our new service to Tokyo, Japan take flight as we welcome our newest destination to our 787 intercontinental hub at YYC,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. “Not only does this new route increase opportunities for business, leisure and cargo customers to expand their horizons in Asia, it also provides an exceptional opportunity to welcome transpacific leisure and business travellers direct to Calgary and Alberta.”

Guests travelling between Calgary and Tokyo will enjoy Western and Japanese inflight meals, Japanese entertainment options and the comfort of Japanese announcements and menus. 

According to David Goldstein, Chief Executive Officer, Travel Alberta, the new service will “deliver approximately $1.1 billion in potential tourism income and 24,000 passenger seats.”

WestJet’s flight to Tokyo is just one of many new direct services launching this spring. Passengers flying out of its hub in Calgary can also connect to Barcelona, Edinburgh and five other European nonstop destinations as part of the airline’s international offerings.

For full schedule details go to https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/flights/direct-flights.

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