WestJet Unveils Brand New Calgary-Seoul Route

WestJet Unveils Brand New Calgary-Seoul Route
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Canadian carrier WestJet has today unveiled plans to launch a brand new service between Calgary & Seoul, as their international footprint continues to grow.

This is the Canadian airline’s second transpacific connection to Asia, and does appear to be a market they want a piece of.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

WestJet Unveils Brand New Calgary-Seoul Route…

WestJet Unveils Brand New Calgary-Seoul Route
Photo Credit: Lewis Chesworth/AviationSource

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The new flights between Calgary and Seoul with WestJet will begin on May 17 next year on a thrice-weekly basis, with the scheduling as follows:

RouteStart DateFrequencyDeparture TimeArrival Time
Calgary – SeoulMay 17, 2024*3x Weekly*17:55*20:45 + 1
Seoul – CalgaryMay 18, 2024*3x Weekly*22:45*18:15

The routes are currently subject to approval by both Transport Canada, but also the Korean Government as well, so these times are provisional currently.

John Weatherill, WestJet’s Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer said the following on this new route:

“It is with great pleasure that WestJet will serve as Alberta’s only direct link to South Korea, furthering our 787 global connectivity from our home city of Calgary.”

“Beyond creating greater two-way tourism opportunities, WestJet service between Seoul and Calgary will increase connectivity between Western Canada and Asia generating unique business and cargo opportunities”.

“We saw tremendous success with the launch of service to Asia last summer and anticipate our entry into Seoul will be warmly welcomed by Canadians.”

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on how this new service performs when it launches, as well as whether there is additional scope to expand frequencies if the route is successful and thriving for them.

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