WestJet and Air France launch enhanced partnership

Agreement adds 15 Canadian routes and easy access to Air France’s global network

WestJet and Air France recently announced they have entered into a code-share agreement enabling Air France to offer its customers 10 new Canadian destinations operated by WestJet.

The “AF” code is now on select WestJet flights connecting from Toronto to Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saint-John’s, Moncton and Halifax. Winnipeg and Calgary flights also bear the French carrier’s code for both Toronto and Montreal connections to Air France’s direct flights to Paris.

Reservations for travel from March 12 can now be booked online via the airline’s website at airfrance.ca, via its booking centre at 1-800-667-2747 or through a travel agency.

This is the ninth code-share agreement for WestJet which, additionally, has twenty-one interline relationships.

“WestJet and Air France have had an interline arrangement since July 2009, and we are very pleased to see this evolve to a code-share,” said Chris Avery, Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “With an extensive worldwide network, Air France is one of the world’s premier airlines. We look forward to welcoming Air France’s code-share guests on board our WestJet flights.” He added, “We remain committed to bringing top-quality airlines on board as part of our airline partnership strategy. The success of this strategy has contributed to WestJet’s strong results.”

“With this enhanced partnership we are delighted to offer at the same time a larger choice of Canadian destinations to our customers flying from Europe, Asia and Africa-Middle East to Canada and excellent connections to Air France global network to Canadian customers,” says Dominique Patry, Vice-President, International Affairs and Alliances.

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