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WestJet prepares for Tokyo operations and appoints APG as its online GSA in Japan

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WestJet, a Canadian carrier headquartered in Calgary, Alberta has appointed APG as its online General Sales Agent (GSA) in Japan. Under the agreement APG will be providing the airline with sales development and wide-ranging marketing activities, as well as reservation and ticketing services.

Commencing April 30th, 2023, WestJet will inaugurate its first transpacific service with the launch of the Calgary, Canada (YYC) to Narita, Tokyo (NRT) route. The route will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner scheduled for the summer IATA season as follows:

Route: Calgary, Canada (YYC) – Narita, Tokyo (NRT)
Frequency: 3 times a week, from 30APR to 28OCT (summer schedule)

  • WS80 YYC-NRT 15:00-16:05+1 (Wed/Fri), 15:10-16:15+1 (Sun)
  • WS81 NRT-YYC 18:15-12:15 (Mon/Sat), 18:30-12:30 (Thu)

With this route travelers flying between Canada and Japan will have the advantage of the only non-stop connection between the Alberta province and Asia, providing them with a more convenient and seamless travel experience.

“With our new service to Tokyo Narita starting the end of April, we are thrilled to work with APG as our representative for ticket sales and promotions in Japan. Their innovative approach and well-established relationships with the Japanese travel trade will contribute greatly to our successful entry into the Japanese market,” said Charles Crowder, Vice-President, Sales and Distribution at WestJet.

“We are delighted to be further expanding our longstanding and valued partnership with WestJet as they launch the excellent WestJet service into Asia. Our team in Japan have been working very closely with WestJet to ensure a successful launch and are very much looking forward to welcoming the first flight into Tokyo” adds Richard Burgess, President, APG Network.

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