WestJet launches new and expanded service to the sun

Airline expands list of destinations where Nova Scotians can thaw out

CALGARY, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - WestJet today launched the first in a series of inaugural flights this week that mark the start of tripled service from Halifax to some of the most popular sun destinations in WestJet's network. The first inaugural flight departs from Halifax Stanfield International Airport to Montego Bay, Jamaica at 9:15 a.m. AST today.

"We're very pleased to offer so many additional choices for the people of Halifax and surrounding regions," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President WestJet, Strategy and Planning, "With our low fares and high value, this expanded service will provide more opportunities for us to deliver our great guest experience."

WestJet will fly non-stop between Halifax and Montego Bay weekly each Monday from February 14 to May 2, 2011.

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    Halifax - Montego Bay (weekly between February 14 and May 2, 2011)
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    Flight                            Departure                Arrival
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    From Halifax (WS2904)             9:15 a.m.                1:21 p.m.
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    From Montego Bay (WS2905)         2:15 p.m.                7:42 p.m.
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WestJet will fly non-stop between Halifax and Punta Cana weekly each Friday from February 18 to May 6, 2011.

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    Halifax - Punta Cana (weekly between February 18 and May 6, 2011)
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    Flight                            Departure                Arrival
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    From Halifax (WS2906)             9:30 a.m.                1:55 p.m.
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    From Punta Cana (WS2907)          2:45 p.m.                7:14 p.m.
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WestJet will fly non-stop between Halifax and Fort Lauderdale weekly each Saturday from February 19 to April 30, 2011.

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    Halifax - Fort Lauderdale (weekly between February 19 and April 30, 2011)
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    Flight                            Departure                Arrival
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    From Halifax (WS1916)             6:00 a.m.                9:22 a.m.
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    From Fort Lauderdale (WS1027)     11:00 a.m.               3:38 p.m.
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WestJet will fly non-stop between Halifax and Tampa weekly each Saturday from February 19 to April 30, 2011.

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    Halifax - Tampa (weekly between February 19 and April 30, 2011)
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    Flight                            Departure                Arrival
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    From Halifax (WS1028)             4:30 p.m.                7:43 p.m.
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    From Tampa (WS1029)               8:35 p.m.                12:59 a.m.
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In addition to new service, WestJet is also increasing non-stop service to Orlando, Florida and Cancun, Mexico.

WestJet will fly non-stop between Halifax and Orlando weekly each Tuesday and Thursday from February 15 to May 5, 2011. This additional service will occur in conjunction with already-scheduled Saturday service to commence December 4, 2010.

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    Expanded Service:
    Halifax - Orlando (twice per week between February 15 and May 5, 2011)
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    Flight                            Departure                Arrival
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    From Halifax (WS1040) Tuesday     7:30 a.m.                10:28 a.m.
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    From Halifax (WS1042) Thursday    7:00 a.m.                9:58 a.m.
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    From Orlando (WS1043) Tuesday     7:15 p.m.                11:35 p.m.
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    From Orlando (WS1043) Thursday    7:15 p.m.                11:35 p.m.
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WestJet will fly non-stop between Halifax and Cancun weekly each Wednesday from February 16 to May 4, 2011. This additional service will occur in conjunction with already-scheduled Saturday service to commence January 8, 2011.

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    Expanded Service:
    Halifax - Cancun (weekly between February 16 and May 4, 2011)
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    Flight                            Departure                Arrival
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    From Halifax (WS2900)             10:05 a.m.               1:34 p.m.
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    From Cancun (WS2901)              2:30 p.m.                8:55 p.m.
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One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from Halifax to the following destinations. Price excludes applicable taxes and fees.

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    -  Montego Bay starting from $199
    -  Punta Cana starting from $209
    -  Fort Lauderdale starting from $189
    -  Tampa starting from $189
    -  Orlando starting from $189
    -  Cancun starting from $199
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Fares are available by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538), your preferred travel agent or by visiting westjet.com.

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet's scheduled destinations, including air and seven nights accommodation to Montego Bay starting at $779, Fort Lauderdale starting at $819, Tampa starting at $869 and Orlando starting at $499 and plus applicable fees and taxes. Packages to Cancun start at $879 and Punta Cana at $1039, plus applicable fees and taxes, and are available for air and seven nights, all-inclusive. For more information, call one of our WestJet Vacations Experience Specialists at 1-877-737-7001, your preferred travel agent or visit westjetvacations.com.

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. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 93 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 42 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

About WestJet Vacations

Launched in 2006, WestJet Vacations provides guests with a wide selection of vacation packages to popular vacation destinations in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's friendly employees, extensive network and solid value proposition, WestJet Vacations offers guests a fun, friendly and caring vacation experience.

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SOURCE WestJet

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


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