On April 30th, WestJet celebrated the departure of flight WS80 from YYC Calgary International Airport to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. The airline’s first-ever service to Asia marks an important milestone for WestJet as the airline reaffirms its Western Canadian growth strategy and commitment to strengthening Alberta’s vibrant visitor economy.
Tokyo service will operate on the airline’s 787 Dreamliner three times per week through October 28, and will return in Spring 2024. Guests travelling between Calgary and Tokyo can expect an elevated experience onboard including Western and Japanese inflight meals, Japanese entertainment options and the comfort of Japanese announcements and menus.
“We are thrilled to see our new service to Tokyo, Japan take flight as we welcome our newest destination to our 787 intercontinental hub at YYC,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. “Not only does this new route increase opportunities for business, leisure and cargo customers to expand their horizons in Asia, it also provides an exceptional opportunity to welcome transpacific leisure and business travellers direct to Calgary and Alberta.”
“We are delighted about WestJet’s new flight between Calgary and Tokyo,” said Rob Palmer, Vice President, Commercial, Strategy and Chief Financial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. “YYC Calgary International Airport is proud to be the first impression of Alberta’s western hospitality for many travellers coming to explore the region from Asia. As WestJet’s sole connecting global hub, the airline has been a key part of YYC’s success. We look forward to continuing to support our partners’ growth, and welcoming travellers from around the world.”