Feeling grounded? Calgary-born carrier, WestJet, has announced a new service as part of their big expansion which will take Canadians to new heights in 2023!

Set to take the sky next year, WestJet will soon offer direct flights from YYC to Tokyo, Japan as well as beautiful Barcelona, Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland.

In addition, the airline has promised to increase the frequencies in which they fly to other European destinations such as London, Paris and Rome, making it far easier for travellers to book their next trip.

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“This is an exciting day for the WestJet Group, our guests, and partners as we deliver on our new strategy and demonstrate our western focus,” said WestJet Group Chief Executive Officer, Alexis von Hoensbroech in a press release.

“With Calgary as home base to our 787 aircraft, access between western Canadian communities and these intercontinental destinations will play a vital role in creating an economically prosperous aviation pipeline that better connects Canadians to the world and the world to Western Canada.”


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This, of course, is only the beginning!

According to WestJet, the hope is to grow their overall capacity from YYC by more than 25 percent in 2023 which is excellent news for anyone with a travel bug or that are looking to break into the industry.

“Today’s announcement is bigger than new direct flights. It means new jobs. It means a boost to our tourism industry and better links between Calgarians and their families abroad. It means greater access to our incredible city,” said Calgary Mayor, Jyoti Gondek

“WestJet’s new routes will play a big role in attracting investment and visitors to Calgary. Congratulations to WestJet and YYC for creating additional ways to connect Calgarians and our economy to the world.”

To learn more or to book your next flight now, check out their website here and enjoy.

These are exciting times, Calgary. Now go and see the world!