Sunday, October 1, 2023

WestJet is expanding its connections to Europe in collaboration with Air France

The codeshare agreement between WestJet and Air France will allow passengers to enjoy 31 new European cities

WestJet announced that from September 25, 2023, its customers will be able to reach 31 additional cities in 11 European countries from Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport (CDG) thanks to the expansion of its codeshare agreement with Air France.

This 10-year partnership is a success, connecting millions of travelers between Canada and Europe and offering the convenience of a single ticket and the opportunity to earn WestJet Dollars throughout their journey. Previously, the codeshare agreement included 22 destinations via Charles De Gaulle, which will remain in place while the number of destinations in Europe is increased to 53 and available as part of the WestJet network.

Chris Avery, vice president of business development at WestJet, expressed excitement about doubling the destination offering through the codeshare agreement with Air France, giving Canadians more options to make their European travel a reality.

Due to high demand for its seasonal service to Paris, WestJet has decided to expand its service between Calgary and Paris to year-round operations. The previously seasonal route will continue to be served by WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner up to seven days a week during peak periods, serving as a convenient connecting hub for customers to seamlessly travel with Air France to these new destinations.

Avery emphasized that this announcement represents an important milestone in the partnership with Air France, improving connectivity between Canada and sought-after destinations such as Nice in the south of France, Helsinki in Finland and Valencia in Spain.

Fahmi Mahjoub, Senior Vice President of Alliances at Air France KLM, highlighted the long and extensive relationship between Air France and WestJet, with more than 23 destinations offered in Canada under the Air France code. This expansion further strengthens the collaboration and welcomes WestJet guests on board Air France’s European network.

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