Canadian low cost WestJet announced Friday that as of September 25, 2023, its passengers will have access to 31 additional cities in 11 European countries from the airport Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) thanks to the expansion of WestJet’s codeshare agreement with Air France.
Through a successful 10-year partnership, the two airlines have connected millions of travelers between Canada and Europe with the convenience of a single ticket and the ability to earn WestJet Dollars throughout their journey. Previously, the codeshare agreement between WestJet and Air France included 22 destinations via Charles De Gaulle airport, all of which will be maintained while the number of destinations in Europe now increases to 53 which will be accessible as part of the WestJet network.
“WestJet is thrilled to more than double its current destination offering through our codeshare agreement with Air France, significantly increasing the opportunities for Canadians to turn their dream European getaways into reality,” said Chris Avery, Vice President, Business Development, WestJet. Due to exceptional demand for its seasonal service to the “City of Love,” WestJet has expanded its service between Calgary and Paris so that it is now operational all year round. This once-seasonal route will continue to operate on WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner up to seven days a week during peak periods. She will serve “ ideal connecting hub for our customers to connect seamlessly on Air France to these additional destinations “, completes the Canadian low cost press release.
“As we prepare for our first year of winter flights to Paris, today’s announcement marks an important milestone in our partnership with Air France, which will strengthen seamless connectivity between Canada and popular destinations such as Nice in the south of France, Helsinki in Finland and sunny Valencia in Spain »continued Chris Avery.
“Air France and WestJet have an extensive and long-standing relationship with already more than 23 destinations offered across Canada under the Air France code. With this development, we further expand cooperation and are honored to welcome WestJet guests on board our European network”shared Fahmi Mahjoub, director of alliances at Air France KLM.