WestJet to launch Japan, Barcelona and Edinburgh routes; expands Europe flights

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Canadian airline WestJet announced that it will launch new routes to Japan and Europe to begin in the summer of 2023, using its Boeing 787 fleet.

The airline will start flights from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI). It will also increase its frequencies on existing routes to Europe.

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) will be the Calgary-based airline’s first Asian destination. The flights will begin on April 30, 2023, with a seasonal service operating three times per week.

WestJet’s service from Calgary to Barcelona and Edinburgh will operate seasonally from May to October 2023, up to three-times weekly.

“This is an exciting day for the WestJet Group, our guests, and partners as we deliver on our new strategy and demonstrate our western focus as we increase our Calgary capacity by more than 25 per cent in 2023,” Alexis von Hoensbroech, WestJet group chief executive officer said in a statement. 

“Starting with the expansion of our intercontinental routes, future announcements will focus on domestic and North American additions that will bring even more affordable travel options to our guests in the new year,” von Hoensbroech added.

WestJet will also increase its flights to Rome, Paris, Dublin, Gatwick and Heathrow for summer 2023. Click here for the full schedule.

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