WestJet launches non-stop service to the Cruise Capital of the World
CALGARY, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Today WestJet launches new non-stop
seasonal service between Calgary and Miami, Florida, home to the
largest cruise ship port in the world. The first flight leaves Calgary
International Airport at 1:30 p.m. MDT and arrives at Miami
International Airport at 8:45 p.m. EDT.
"One of nine cities in Florida served by WestJet and its airline
partners, Miami and beyond is now more easily accessible from Western
Canada," said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning,
Alliances and Corporate Development. "Whether boarding a cruise ship
for a vacation on the seas or soaking up Miami's beautiful beaches or
famous shopping and dining experiences, the city's rich Spanish
influence and world-class attractions make it one of the premier
vacation destinations in the United States."
"We are pleased to welcome WestJet's newest destination in the sunshine
state," said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice-President and Chief
Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. "The new route
from Calgary to Miami will not only further YYC's connections to the
southeastern United States and Caribbean, but will serve as a great
link for business and leisure travellers alike."
Details of WestJet's new non-stop seasonal service between Calgary and
Calgary at 1:30 p.m.
Miami at 8:43 p.m.
October 28, 2013
Miami at 9:35 a.m.
Calgary at 1:45 p.m.
October 29, 2013
Today's launch marks the start of service four times weekly on Mondays,
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until December 14, 2013. Effective
December 16, 2013, the service increases to six times weekly (Monday
Miami International Airport is a major hub of American Airlines, one of
WestJet's airline partners. From Miami, WestJet guests have the
opportunity to connect to many different AA destinations throughout the
United States, Central and South America.TWestJet guests may also
access Miami via American Airlines codeshare flights from Toronto and
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
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easy-to-book travel experiences to 55 destinations in 18 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. For more information visit www.westjetvacations.com.
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