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WestJet and Hong Kong Airlines announce code-share

CALGARY, Sept. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - WestJet and Hong Kong Airlines announced today that they have entered into a code-share agreement which sees Hong Kong Airlines placing its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights. The two carriers are building on an existing interline agreement put in place earlier this year.

WestJet and Hong Kong Airlines announced they have entered into a code-share agreement. (CNW Group/WestJet)

"We welcome Hong Kong Airlines as our newest codeshare partner and congratulate them on their inaugural service to Vancouver in June of this year;" said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. "This code-share agreement provides guests on both sides of the Pacific more choice and opportunity to experience excellent service and travel globally. We look forward to welcoming Hong Kong Airlines' guests on board and providing them with our caring WestJet service."

Mr. Li Dianchun, Chief Commercial Officer, Hong Kong Airlines said, "Our newly launched daily service between Hong Kong and Vancouver has been a great success, and this code-share agreement with WestJet, which extends our network in Canada beyond Vancouver towards Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto is the logical next step. Passengers flying with Hong Kong Airlines can now enjoy a seamless connection experience onto a WestJet flight."

Hong Kong Airlines' daily Hong Kong-Vancouver service will allow guests to connect onto select WestJet flights from Vancouver to Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. Tickets can be purchased via travel agents or Hong Kong Airlines' sales offices and call centres from today onwards.

Details of the code-share flights between Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet for Sep/Oct 2017:


Flight no. *

Departure **

Arrival **



WS 0166 / HX 3608

5:55 p.m.

8:21 p.m.


WS 0180 / HX 3612

12:30 p.m.

2:56 p.m.



WS 0135 / HX 3609

8 a.m.

8:36 a.m.



WS 0286 / HX 3600

1:00 p.m.

3:20 p.m.


WS 0566 / HX 3602

3:00 p.m.

5:21 p.m.

Monday to Saturday

WS 3128 / HX 3604

12 p.m.

2:37 p.m.



WS 0419 / HX 3601

8:30 a.m.

8:59 a.m.


WS 0545 / HX 3603

7 a.m.

7:29 a.m.

Monday to Friday

WS 0447 / HX 3605

9:30 a.m.

9:59 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday


WS 0712 / HX 3616

12:15 p.m.

7:42 p.m.


WS 0714 / HX 3618

1:15 p.m.

8:42 p.m.



WS 0703 / HX 3619

8:20 a.m.

10:26 a.m.


* Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice.

**Local time


About Hong Kong Airlines
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline firmly rooted in Hong Kong. It has grown remarkably in just ten years with a wide destination network covering close to 40 major cities across the Asia Pacific region and North America, including Gold Coast, Auckland, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Sapporo, Seoul, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa, and the newly launched Vancouver route in 2017. The company has also signed agreements with 17 code-share and 76 interline partners respectively. The current operating fleet is made up of 35 Airbus aircraft, consisting of 31 passenger aircraft and four freighters. With an average age of around five years, Hong Kong Airlines operates one of the youngest fleets in the world. Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the internationally acclaimed four-star rating from Skytrax since 2011. It was also the winner for Asia's Leading Inflight Service in World Travel Awards 2015.

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About WestJet
WestJet is proud to be named Best Airline in Canada and one of the best Low Cost Airlines in North America, based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on Trip Advisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook. Together with our regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit  

Recent recognition includes:
2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)

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WestJet and Hong Kong Airlines announced they have entered into a code-share agreement. (CNW Group/WestJet)


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