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Korean Air, WestJet Expand Codeshare Agreement

DALLAS — Korean Air (KE) and WestJet (WS) have announced the expansion of their codeshare partnership. KE will apply its code to WS’s new route between Seoul Incheon (ICN) and Calgary (YYC).

The new route between ICN and YYC will launch on May 17 and will be operated by WS’s Boeing 787-9 with three weekly frequencies. 

WestJet customers will gain access to flights operated by the Korean flag carrier to six new destinations - Bangkok (BKK), Da Nang (DAD), Hanoi (HAN), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Hong Kong (HKG), and Singapore (SIN) - via KE’s hub at ICN.

Korean Air Boeing 787-9. Photo: Alberto Cucini
Korean Air Boeing 787-9. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways

Initial Codeshare Agreement

Korean Air and WestJet entered their codeshare agreement in June 2012. The Partnership covered KE’s flight from ICN to Vancouver (YVR) and Toronto (YYZ), WS’s domestic routes within Canada, and flights to/from the United States via YVR and YYZ.

Following the recent agreement, the codeshare network will increase to 36 routes with the new codeshare expansion.

“We are excited to announce an expanded codeshare with our longstanding partner WestJet, offering our valued customers access to a wide range of transpacific destinations. The launch of WestJet’s Calgary - Seoul Incheon route will bolster connectivity between Korea and Canada, while our strengthened partnership will seamlessly connect customers to an expanded array of Asian and Canadian cities through our hubs in Incheon and Calgary, respectively,” said Tae Joon Kim, Korean Air Senior Vice President and Head of International Affairs & Alliance. 

The featured image showcases a WestJet Boeing 787-9 with registration C-GUDH.