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The WestJet Group says Annyeong-haseyo to South Korea with first flight between Calgary and Seoul

The WestJet Group says Annyeong-haseyo to South Korea with first flight between Calgary and Seoul. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

The WestJet Group has launched its first flight to Seoul from its global hub in Calgary, establishing a direct link between Alberta and South Korea.

The departure of WestJet flight 86 underscores the airline’s commitment to expanding its 787 global hub at YYC Calgary International Airport, fostering greater ties between Alberta’s vibrant visitor economy and Asia’s robust business and tourism landscape.

John Weatherill, WestJet Group Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer said: “Canada and South Korea’s decades-long history in mutual support, shared values, and bilateral trade initiatives have set the stage for WestJet’s service to Seoul, marking a significant milestone in strengthening cultural exchange and economic ties between the two nations.

“Bringing an authentic, reliable and essential service offering to life was possible due to the collaboration and advocacy of our dedicated WestJetters, countless government agencies and stakeholders passionate about bringing our cultures closer together.”

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