Aloha, Calgary! Calgarians are headed for Hawaii with WestJet's new, non-stop
service to Honolulu and Maui

CALGARY, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - WestJet Airlines today announced it will launch new, non-stop service between Calgary and Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii, beginning next year.

WestJet will fly between Calgary and Honolulu once per week from March 7 to April 25, 2010, and between Calgary and Maui from March 6 to May 1, 2010. Introductory one-way fares to Honolulu start as low as $329, and to Maui from $369, plus applicable fees and taxes. Fares are available immediately.

"Calgarians love to travel to Hawaii, but of course, right now it means a stop in Vancouver," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Vice-President, Guest Experience and Marketing. "Now, we're offering our guests the chance to fly non-stop right from Calgary. And, with excellent flight times, they'll be able to take off at breakfast and land before lunch!"

Noting that the service won't be offered until next spring, Bob Cummings said, "We wish we could offer this opportunity sooner, but with 11 new destinations in our 2009-2010 winter schedule - our biggest winter schedule ever - we had to wait until we took delivery of more aircraft before we could make this happen."

The service will end on May 1, 2010, as WestJet transitions from its winter schedule to its summer schedule. "This will be a great window of opportunity for Calgarians,"Bob Cummings added. "Based on demand for the service during this period, we hope to offer it again as part of our 2010-2011 winter schedule."

To book a flight, please visit westjet.com or call our WestJet Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (937-8537). To book a WestJet Vacations package to Hawaii or another other WestJet destination, please visit westjetvacations.com or call 1-877-737-7001.

    
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           Service           Frequency         Flight times     Service dates
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    Calgary to Honolulu    Once per week         Outbound         March 7 to
    Introductory one-way     (Sundays)     Departs at 7:30 a.m.    April 25,
    fares from $329, plus                 Arrives at 10:44 a.m.      2010
    applicable fees and                           Return
    taxes                                 Departs at 11:45 a.m.
                                          Arrives at 10:16 p.m.
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    Calgary to Maui        Once per week         Outbound         March 6 to
    Introductory one-way    (Saturdays)    Departs at 7:30 a.m.  May 1, 2010
    fares from $369,                      Arrives at 10:38 a.m.
    plus applicable fees                          Return
    and taxes                             Departs at 11:45 a.m.
                                          Arrives at 10:04 p.m.
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Calgarians have many choices for their sun destination vacations this winter, with WestJet offering non-stop service to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, Ixtapa, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orlando and Nassau.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 66-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, 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 81 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 54 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

SOURCE WestJet

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ 4 NEWS (1-888-954-6397), e-mail: ropalmer@westjet.com


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