WestJet, Thomas Cook partner on direct daytime service to paradise
CALGARY, July 25, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it has once again
leased two Boeing 757-200 aircraft from Thomas Cook Airlines to deliver
non-stop, daytime service between Calgary and Honolulu, Calgary and
Maui, and between Edmonton and Maui.
Pending regulatory approval*, flights are scheduled to begin December
13, 2013, and continue through April 26, 2014. Details of WestJet's
seasonal non-stop service include:
*Flights to be operated by Thomas Cook Airlines' 757s, subject to
Canadian Transportation Agency concurrence.
WestJet flight attendants on board the Boeing 757-200s will ensure the
same great WestJet guest experience while Thomas Cook Airlines will
provide the aircraft and pilots. The increase in capacity will ensure
more Albertans can enjoy non-stop WestJet service to the Hawaiian
Islands. WestJet is the only airline providing capacity for Thomas
Cook's tour operator arm in the Canadian market as part of a
successful, Canada-wide partnership for the third year in a row.
"WestJet's non-stop service to some of our most popular Hawaiian
destinations has proven to be of enormous benefit," said Bob Cummings,
WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest
Experience. "A larger aircraft featuring the same award-winning guest
experience allows more Albertans to experience Hawaii on a non-stop
flight, and the additional flying will allow us to offer greater
frequency across the network while keeping our fares competitive."
WestJet Vacations loves Hawaii! With 39 hotels on Oahu (Honolulu) and 38 hotels on
Maui, WestJet Vacations offers a great choice of hotel, resort, and
condo accommodation ranging from value to luxury properties with
flexible durations so guests can stay as long as they choose.
Guests who book a vacation package can be sure to receive the best price
with the WestJet Vacation Price Guarantee. Under its terms, should an identical WestJet Vacations package
decrease in price up to 21 days before departure, guests and travel
agents can call WestJet Vacations and the difference in cost will be
refunded to the original form of payment. The guarantee can also be
used multiple times should the price continue to drop.The WestJet
Vacations price guarantee is offered to guests who book a minimum
three-night WestJet Vacations package before October 31, 2013 for
travel between September 3, 2013 and June 23, 2014. For full details
and restrictions, please visit westjetvacations.com. For more information on this service, please visit westjet.com/Alberta-Hawaii.
"We look forward to sharing WestJet's love of Hawaii with more Albertans
this year while making it even easier for families to get there,"
concluded Bob Cummings. "There are so many reasons why people return to
the Hawaiian Islands year after year, and we hope that the WestJet
experience is one of them."
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service
to 87 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost
flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now
has more than 9,600 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of
more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen
aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful
international airlines in the world. This year, WestJet launched its
new regional airline, WestJet Encore.
About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and
easy-to-book travel experiences to 53 destinations in 17 countries,
including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging
WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive network and remarkable
guest experience, WestJet Vacations offers guests a great flight
schedule and a wide variety of hotel and resort options to create fun
and affordable vacation experiences. To create an album full of
vacation memories, visit www.westjetvacations.com.
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