Airline complements eastern code-share flights with new service from the
CALGARY, Feb. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will launch
daily non-stop service between Chicago and Vancouver and between Chicago and Calgary, effective May 14, 2012.
While WestJet will fly these routes with its own Boeing 737
Next-Generation aircraft, the airline will continue to market non-stop
service from Chicago to Toronto, Chicago to Ottawa and Chicago to Montreal on our partner American Airlines' code-share flights. Chicago is an
American Airlines' major hub, providing connections to key destinations
in the U.S. and across the world.
"We're pleased to introduce service to and from Chicago," said John
MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. "The
addition of Chicago shows how our continued growth and code-share
agreements are working together to provide guests with non-stop service
from the East and West. We believe this balance appeals to both
business and leisure travellers looking to experience what Chicago has
to offer, as well as for northbound travellers looking to visit Banff
and the Rocky Mountains via Calgary or board cruise ships from
Vancouver. We look forward to welcoming new and returning guests on
board these exciting new services."
WestJet non-stop service between Vancouver, Calgary and Chicago is
subject to government approval.
Full schedule details and great introductory one-way fares start at $149
from Calgary and $169 from Vancouver, plus applicable taxes and fees.
Fares are available by visiting westjet.com, by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538) or
through your preferred travel agent.
With more access to more vacation destinations than ever before, WestJet
Vacations offers flexible and convenient packages to popular
destinations throughout WestJet's network, including Chicago. Guests
can enjoy Chicago's Magnificent Mile with the convenience of booking
flights and hotel together. Vacation packages will be available prior
to the launch of service in May. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com, contact a WestJet Vacations Experience Specialist at 1-877-737-7001 or
see your preferred travel agent.
The new destination announcement follows the release of the airline's
summer schedule, which includes:
Seven-times daily service to New York (LaGuardia)
Daily service to Whitehorse, Yukon
Three-times weekly service to Kingston, Jamaica
Weekly non-stop service to Aruba
WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service
throughout its 76-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. WestJet offers increased legroom and leather seats on its
modern fleet of 97 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future
confirmed deliveries for an additional 38 aircraft through 2018,
WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international
airlines in the world.
About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and
easy-to-book travel experiences to 45 destinations in 12 countries,
including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging
WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive network and world-class
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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For further information:
Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ 4 NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: firstname.lastname@example.org.