YYC Welcomes South Korean Visitors to Calgary and the Canadian Rockies

July 24, 2015   |  

The Calgary Airport Authority is pleased to welcome visitors from South Korea to Calgary International Airport (YYC), arriving in Calgary via Korean tour charters on July 24, 29 and August 3.

These visitors, travelling on a Korean Air A330-200 seating more than 200 guests, are coming to enjoy Alberta’s iconic Rocky Mountains and urban centres.

“As an international hub and gateway to Alberta, we look forward to welcoming these guests through YYC. Calgary International Airport’s extensive route network, and our great working relationship with Travel Alberta allows Calgary and the region to be promoted as a global destination of choice for international guests,” said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. “We look forward to welcoming additional flights and visitors from Korea in the future as we work to further build our connections to Asia and beyond.”

“These new charter flights present significant opportunity to welcome more visitors from South Korea to Alberta,” said Royce Chwin, Chief Executive Officer of Travel Alberta. “This business accounts for more than 1,900 booked hotel room nights, representing a significant economic contribution to the province. Travel Alberta is committed to our partnership with charter tour operator Hanjin Travel, The Calgary Airport Authority and our tourism partners to build on our marketing efforts in South Korea and grow Alberta’s visitor economy.”