WestJet Expands Korean Air Codeshare: More on Offer in Asia

WestJet Expands Korean Air Codeshare: More on Offer in Asia
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WestJet has this week revealed an expansion of it’s codeshare with Korean Air, as connectivity in Asia by the Canadian carrier is enhanced.

It is understood the enhancement is expected to be in effect from next month.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The Enhanced WestJet-Korean Air Partnership…

WestJet Expands Korean Air Codeshare: More on Offer in Asia
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It is understood that the enhanced codesharing arrangement between WestJet and Korean Air will include the following destinations:

  • Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)
  • Da Nang, Vietnam (DAD)
  • Hanoi, Vietnam (HAN)
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)
  • Hong Kong, China (HKG)
  • Singapore (SIN)

Such a move also comes following WestJet plans to launch new flights to Seoul from Calgary on May 17.

Using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the flights will operate on a thrice-weekly basis.

WestJet Expands Korean Air Codeshare: More on Offer in Asia
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Jeff Hagen, WestJet Vice-President of Commercial Development and Strategic Partnerships had this to say on the enhancement:

“As we prepare for WestJet’s inaugural flights between Calgary and Incheon, the timing of this codeshare expansion is ideal.”

“We are enhancing connectivity to more destinations in Asia for our guests and WestJet Rewards members from one of the world’s busiest cities, and Korean Air’s global hub”.

Adding to this was Tae Joon Kim, Korean Air Senior Vice President and Head of International Affairs & Alliance:

“We are excited to announce an expanded codeshare with our longstanding partner WestJet, offering our valued customers access to a wide range of transpacific destinations”.

“The launch of WestJet’s Calgary – Seoul Incheon route will bolster connectivity between Korea and Canada, while our strengthened partnership will seamlessly connect customers to an expanded array of Asian and Canadian cities through our hubs in Incheon and Calgary, respectively.”

It remains clear that both sides are excited over this enhancement.


Photo Credit: Joris Wendt/AviationSource

In conclusion, it will be interesting to see how the WestJet-Korean Air enhancement will perform.

With the Canadian carrier launching flights into Seoul from Calgary, this will be well complemented.

It is going to enable further connectivity into Asia for the airline, which means more revenue.

All eyes will be on how the new route launch performs as well as the enhanced codeshare.

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