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WestJet Expands Flights to Europe Through Enhanced Air France Codeshare Agreement: A Milestone in Canada-Europe Travel

Starting September 25, Canadians Can Now Travel to Over 53 European Cities with a Single Ticket

WestJet has announced that it will expand its codeshare agreement with Air France starting September 25, 2023. The enhanced partnership will grant the airline’s customers access to 31 additional European cities across 11 countries via Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Travelers will experience the convenience of one-ticket travel to 53 European destinations, earning WestJet Dollars throughout their journey.

WestJet Dreamliner Economy cabin

Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President of Commercial Development, expressed his excitement: “WestJet is thrilled to more than double our current destination offerings through our Air France codeshare agreement, significantly expanding opportunities for Canadians to turn their dream European getaways into a reality.”

Year-Round Service to Paris

WestJet flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Another highlight is the extension of WestJet’s seasonal service between Calgary and Paris. Due to exceptional demand, this route will now operate year-round, serving as an ideal connection hub for Canadians to travel seamlessly onto Air France to the expanded list of European destinations. The route will be operated on WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner.

“As we prepare for our first year of winter flying to Paris, today’s announcement marks an important milestone in our partnership with Air France, that will bolster seamless connectivity between Canada and desirable destinations such as Nice in the south of France, Helsinki in Finland and sunny Valencia in Spain,” continued Avery.

New flights to European Destinations available as part of WestJet's network via Air France codeshare (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)
New Destinations available as part of WestJet’s network via Air France codeshare (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

Benefits of the Enhanced WestJet Air France Codeshare Agreement

  1. One-Ticket Convenience: Travelers can book a single ticket for WestJet flights on Air France network.
  2. WestJet Dollars: Earn rewards throughout your European adventure.
  3. Expanded Destinations: Visit dream destinations like Nice, Helsinki, and Valencia more easily.
  4. Year-Round Paris Route: More options for when you can travel.

Long-Standing Partnership

“Air France and WestJet have a long-standing and extensive relationship with already more than 23 destinations offered across Canada under the Air France code. With this development, we are expanding the cooperation further and are honored to welcome WestJet’s guests onboard our European network,” shared Fahmi Mahjoub, Air France KLM Senior Vice-President, Alliances.

The expanded WestJet-Air France codeshare agreement marks a significant leap in providing Canadians. They can enjoy more convenient, one-ticket access on WestJet flights to a broader range of European destinations. Whether it’s the beaches of southern France or the bustling cities of Finland and Spain, your European dream vacation is much easier to plan. Enjoy!

About WestJet

In 27 years, WestJet has grown from three aircraft and 250 employees to over 180 aircraft and 14,000 employees. The airline serves more than 100 destinations in 26 countries.

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