CALGARY — WestJet has expanded its codeshare relationship with Air France in a move that will give WestJet passengers access from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to seven cities in France, Italy and Greece.
Future phases of the codeshare will see more access into Austria, Germany and Portugal, says the carrier.
WestJet and Air France have been codeshare partners since 2013.
“WestJet’s deepened codeshare relationship with Air France means guests of both airlines will now enjoy more opportunities to travel between the fantastic destinations in Canada and Europe,” says Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning and Alliances. “We are thrilled to extend our reach into Europe and provide a seamless travel experience for guests travelling east and west, including reciprocal frequent flyer rewards, one itinerary and bags checked through to destination.”
Effective immediately WestJet passengers travelling on WestJet’s service to Paris CDG can connect on WestJet codeshare flights operated by Air France to Brest, Biarritz and Montpellier, France along with Venice, Milan and Rome and Athens.
Future phases will expand WestJet codesharing on Air France operated flights via Paris to additional countries including Austria, Germany and Portugal.
WestJet’s inaugural Dreamliner flight between Calgary and Paris CDG is set to take-off on May 17.
Flights between the two cities are offered on WestJet’s new 787-9 Dreamliner featuring WestJet’s Business Cabin including lie-flat pods, dining on demand and WestJet service.
The airlines have offered Air France Flying Blue and WestJet Rewards members the reciprocal ability to earn and redeem loyalty rewards since 2017.