WestJet plans to offer flights to Japan starting this spring, marking the airline’s first nonstop flights to Asia from Calgary.
The Calgary-based airline said Monday it will fly from Calgary to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport this spring.
The non-stop flights will fly three times a week from April 30.
The airline also announced new routes from Calgary to Barcelona and Edinburgh and increased frequency to Dublin, London, Paris and Rome, also starting in the spring.
WestJet CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech says the new flights are part of the airline’s plan to expand capacity from Calgary by more than 25 percent by next year, starting with intercontinental routes.
WestJet also says it is preparing for broader expansion within Canada and North America over the coming months.