CORRECTION NOTICE - WestJet launches eastern triangle initiative

Airline enticing business travellers in Central Canada with increased capacity, new service promise and list of new conveniences

CALGARY, April 28 /CNW/ - On Monday, May 2, 2011, WestJet will begin delivery of a comprehensive initiative to better serve the needs of business travellers. The significantly enhanced value proposition, centred on a business schedule between Toronto and Montreal and Toronto and Ottawa, also includes a host of new services and a new service promise.

Effective May 2, WestJet will offer 10 flights each business day between Toronto and Montreal and nine flights each business day between Toronto and Ottawa. Details of WestJet's eastern triangle service will be as follows. All times are EDT.

Toronto-Montreal
departure times
Montreal-Toronto
departure times
7 a.m.
8 a.m.
9 a.m.
12 p.m.
2 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
10:30 p.m.
7 a.m.
8 a.m.
9 a.m.
12 p.m.
2 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
8:30 p.m.

Toronto-Ottawa
departure times
Ottawa-Toronto
departure times
7 a.m.
8 a.m.
9 a.m.
12 p.m.
2 p.m.
4 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
10:30 p.m.
7 a.m.
8 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
12 p.m.
2 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

A new service promise, also starting May 2, will see guests travelling on these routes offered 50 per cent off their next Toronto-Montreal or Toronto-Ottawa flight if their aircraft is delayed by more than 30 minutes. If a guest's eastern triangle flight is cancelled and they cannot travel at the new time, they will receive full credit for the cost of their ticket plus 50 per cent off their next Toronto-Montreal or Toronto-Ottawa flight.

WestJet will also offer guests travelling these fights dedicated, easy-access departure gates at all three airports, priority security screening in Toronto and Montreal, and no extra fees for taking an earlier flight or missing their flight but arriving at the airport within two hours of their scheduled departure. Also included is a complimentary glass of wine or beer on board, 20 per cent off Toronto Pearson valet parking services and 25 per cent off Park'N Fly Airport Parking in all three cities. Full details are available at http://www.westjet.com/smartbusiness.

Also, guests who join WestJet's Frequent Guest Program will receive a bonus of $25 WestJet dollars for every three one-way flights flown in the triangle between May and August.

"This initiative is aimed at addressing the needs of our valued business travellers," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "It shows that we take the needs of our business guests seriously, with a strong commitment to on-time performance, conveniences to make their arrival and departure easier, and rewards to recognize and thank them for choosing to fly with us. We believe these offerings are innovative and, when combined with our award-winning guest experience, position WestJet as a compelling choice for business travellers."

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 95 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 40 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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SOURCE WestJet

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Media contact:

Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: media@westjet.com


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