WestJet: New non-stop flight between Calgary and Seoul + contest

To the point Starting in May 2024, WestJet will add Seoul, South Korea to its destinations from Calgary airport. The non-stop flights, running three times a week, will be operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. For the occasion, WestJet is launching a contest for a chance to win a round-trip flight to Seoul.

Today, Canadian airline WestJet announces the addition of Seoul-Incheon (ICN) to its destinations from Calgary International Airport (YYC). This is the second Asian destination served by WestJet, after Tokyo-Narita (NRT). With these flights, the company aims to make Calgary its hub between Canada and Asia.

As a Hub for connecting travellers to people and places around the world we are excited to welcome WestJet’s new route between YYC and South Korea’s Incheon International Airport. The expansion provides additional opportunities for guests to explore the sites and experiences offered by these two incredible regions and illustrates YYC’s strength as an international gateway,

Chris Dinsdale, CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority

WestJet Contest - Win a flight to Seoul!

To celebrate this new route to Asia, WestJet is launching a contest to win a round-trip flight for two to Seoul from any WestJet destination in Canada.

The contest runs from December 14, 2023 to January 4, 2024. Full contest rules and regulations can be found here.

Unfortunately, this contest is not open to Quebec residents.

WestJet flight from Calgary to Seoul - Details

This new non-stop flight will start on May 17, 2024, and will be operated throughout the summer at a frequency of three flights a week. The aircraft used will be the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Tickets will be available for booking in early 2024, subject to regulatory approvals. Here are the schedule details:

Route Start date Departure time Arrival time
Calgary YYC – Seoul ICN May 17, 2024 5:55 p.m. 8:45 p.m. (+1)
Seoul ICN – Calgary YYC May 18, 2024 10:45 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
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WestJet Rewards loyalty program

WestJet offers its own loyalty program, WestJet Rewards. With this program, you can earn WestJet dollars to help reduce the cost of your next trip.

For frequent WestJet travelers, consider the WestJet RBC® World Elite Mastercard, which offers a welcome bonus equivalent to $700 WestJet dollars. It’s the best welcome offer yet for this card!

Bottom Line

The non-stop flight between Calgary and Seoul is WestJet ‘s second route between Alberta and Asia. This new route will operate throughout the summer of 2024, starting on May 17.

If you travel frequently with WestJet, take the opportunity to earn WestJet dollars with the WestJet RBC MasterCard or WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard and enroll in the WestJet Rewards loyalty program.

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