WestJet has announced that it will operate direct flights from Calgary to Tokyo, Barcelona and Edinburgh from April 30, 2023.
The flights to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport will operate three times weekly.
The airline is also promising increased frequency to Dublin, London, Paris and Rome, also starting in the spring.
WestJet chief executive Alexis von Hoensbroech says the new flights are part of the airline’s plan to expand capacity from Calgary by more than 25 per cent by next year, beginning with intercontinental routes.
WestJet also says it is preparing for broader expansion within Canada and North America over the coming months.