WestJet, Korean Air enhance codeshare deal

WestJet will add six more Asian destinations to its network through an enhanced codeshare agreement with Korean Air.

Beginning May 17, 2024, WestJet guests will gain access to six additional cities across four Asian countries from Incheon International Airport (ICN) through the expanded codeshare deal with with Korean Air.

New WestJet codeshare destinations include:

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

Jeff Hagen, WestJet Vice-President of Commercial Development and Strategic Partnerships, said: “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.”

Hagen continued: “Our longstanding reciprocal partnership with Korean Air opens up exciting opportunities for leisure and business travellers to more locations in the Asian continent and offers new guests in Asia access to all of Canada through our global hub in Calgary.”

Following the success of WestJet’s entry into Asia, the airline recently introduced seasonal service between YYC and ICN. The new route launches on May 17, 2023, and will fly on WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner up to three days per week during peak travel periods.

Tae Joon Kim, Korean Air Senior Vice President and Head of International Affairs & Alliance, said: “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.”

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