WestJet Strengthens KLM Codeshare

WestJet’s codeshare with KLM is evolving as the carrier is now using its ‘WS’ on KLM-operated flights.

As a result of the expanded codeshare agreement, WestJet’s passengers will now have access via Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS) to 18 cities across Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

WestJet’s and KLM’s enhanced partnership builds on WestJet’s new non-stop 787 Dreamliner service between Amsterdam and Calgary and provides greater access between Canada and European points for travellers on both sides of the Atlantic.

John Weatherill, WestJet’s chief commercial officer, said that: “Through this expanded codeshare relationship with KLM our guests will benefit from new opportunities to travel between Europe and Canada.”

Weatherill pointed out that: “Our Dreamliner service to Amsterdam combined with convenient connections on a world-class partner like KLM is an exciting step as we work to support the safe restart of international travel.”

WestJet will inaugurate service between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) on Aug. 5, 2021, operating two-times weekly; service will increase to three-times weekly as of Sept. 9.

All AMS flights will be on WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner, featuring WestJet’s Business Cabin including lie-flat pods, dining on demand and its caring service.