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WestJet gives guests more options via Amsterdam


Airline strengthens codeshare with KLM, adds AMS connections to 18 European cities   

CALGARY, AB, July 26, 2021 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the evolution of its long-standing codeshare relationship with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines through the placement of its "WS" codeshare on KLM-operated flights.  Through the expanded codeshare agreement, guests will now have convenient access via Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport (AMS) to 18 cities across Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The enhanced partnership builds on the airline's new non-stop 787 Dreamliner service between Amsterdam and Calgary and provides greater access between Canada and European points for travellers on both sides of the Atlantic.

"Through this expanded codeshare relationship with KLM our guests will benefit from new opportunities to travel between Europe and Canada," said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "Our Dreamliner service to Amsterdam combined with convenient connections on a world-class partner like KLM is an exciting step as we work to support the safe restart of international travel." 

WestJet's inaugural service between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) is set to depart on August 5, 2021. The airline's new service will operate two-times weekly beginning August 5, 2021 and will increase to three-times weekly as of September 9.  All AMS flights will be on WestJet's 787 Dreamliner, featuring WestJet's Business Cabin including lie-flat pods, dining on demand and WestJet's award-winning caring service.

"This is an exciting development for inbound travel and tourism to Alberta from key European markets via Amsterdam," said David Goldstein, CEO, Travel Alberta. "Rebuilding these targeted international air links is critical to the province's economic recovery. We look forward to working with WestJet to re-establish Alberta's competitiveness as a business and leisure destination emerging from the pandemic."

Details of WestJet's service between Calgary and Amsterdam:

Route

Frequency

Start Date

Calgary ?
Amsterdam

2x weekly

Aug. 5 ? Sept. 5, 2021


3x weekly

Sept. 9 ? October 31,
2021

Amsterdam ?
Calgary

2x weekly

Aug. 6 ? Sept. 6, 2021


3x weekly

Sept. 10 ? November 1,
2021

Details of WestJet's codeshare with KLM via AMS:

Airport
Code

City

Country

VIE

Vienna

Austria

BRU

Brussels

Belgium

TLS

Toulouse*

France*

LYS

Lyon*

MPL

Montpellier/Mauguio*

FRA

Frankfurt

Germany

MUC

Munich

BER

Berlin

HAJ

Hanover

MXP

Milan

Italy

VCE

Venice

LIS

Lisbon

Portugal

MAD

Madrid

Spain

GLA

Glasgow

UK

EDI

Edinburgh

MAN

Manchester

LCY

London

LHR

London

*Pending regulatory approval

About WestJet 

In 25 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 23 countries, pre-pandemic.

Since the start of the pandemic the WestJet Group of Companies has built a layered framework of safety measures to ensure Canadians can continue to travel safely and responsibly through the airline's Safety Above All hygiene program. During this time, WestJet has maintained its status as one of the top-10 on-time airlines in North America as named by Cirium.

For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com

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Recent recognition includes: 

2020/2019 Number-One Ranked Canadian Airline Loyalty Program in Member Engagement (Bond Brand Loyalty)

2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines) 
2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines) 

2019/2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada) 

SOURCE WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership


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