WestJet’s year-round Calgary-Tokyo service starts in October

Westjet has announced the introduction of year-round flights from Calgary (YYC) to Tokyo (NRT).

Set to start on Oct. 27, 2024, the new schedule will include three weekly direct flights. Thanks to a codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines, travellers with WestJet will also gain exclusive access to seven additional destinations beyond Tokyo.

This expanded connectivity marks a major milestone for the Japan National Tourist Office (JNTO) as they commit to enhancing Canadian accessibility to Japan.

“I am so pleased that Westjet has made the decision to expand their service to Japan. This route enhancement is set to support our growing tourism industry and foster new economic collaborations between Alberta and Japan,” said Ken Toyoda, executive director of the JNTO Toronto office. “Calgary is one of the most connected cities in North America, and we look forward to welcoming more Canadians to experience the full breadth of Japan’s natural beauty and culture.”

The debut of this expanded service comes as Japan looks to make new overtures to Canadians with a revitalized tourism offering in 2024.

Beyond Tokyo’s bustling metropolis, this premier destination offers travellers the unique chance to immerse themselves in the serene beauty of Kyoto’s ancient temples, explore the historic Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, relax in the hot springs of Hakone, and breathe deeply into the crisp airs and natural beauty of Mount Fuji.

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