Sun, sand and so much more

Airline's 2015-2016 winter schedule enhances service across its network

CALGARY, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it is launching new non-stop service to Florida, Mexico and Costa Rica, as well as adding more than 85 flights across its growing domestic and international network, as part of its winter 2015-2016 flight schedule. WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, will also begin service three times a day to Boston, its first U.S. destination, with convenient connections via Toronto Pearson.

"WestJet continues to enhance its strong position in key sun markets with the addition of more destinations in areas popular with Canadian travellers," said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "Our upcoming winter schedule also adds many new routes, extends routes from seasonal to year-round and increases frequencies within Canada to improve our business and leisure products. And we're excited to bring on stream our Boeing 767-300ER aircraft to fly between Alberta and Hawaii this winter - yet another important milestone for WestJet."

Details of WestJet's new routes from Calgary and Vancouver for the winter of 2015-2016:

Route Frequency Departs Arrives Effective
Vancouver - Orlando Weekly 11:35 p.m. 8 a.m. (+1) Jan. 1, 2016
Calgary - Fort Lauderdale Twice weekly 10:20 a.m. 5:29 p.m. Nov. 30, 2015
Calgary - Huatulco Twice weekly 8:25 a.m. 3:07 p.m. Dec. 12, 2015
Calgary - Liberia, CR Four times weekly 10:55 p.m. 6:39 a.m. (+1) Dec. 19, 2015

One-way fares are available starting at:

Departing Arriving Air transportation charges (ATC) Taxes, fees and charges Total one-way price from
Base fare from Other ATC
Vancouver Orlando $165.00 $7.50 $87.12 $259.62*CAD
Calgary Fort Lauderdale $143.00 $7.50 $96.52 $247.02*CAD
Calgary Huatulco $198.00 $7.50 $85.76 $291.26*CAD
Calgary Liberia $221.00 $7.50 $84.39 $312.89*CAD

*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com for details.

As part of today's announcement, WestJet is also adding flights from many cities across Canada including Victoria, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Penticton, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, Brandon, Toronto, Halifax, Charlottetown and Deer Lake. International destinations including Palm Springs, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, Cancun, Loreto, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana will also see increased service. For details, please visit westjet.com.

WestJet will begin its popular service between Alberta and Hawaii on board its new fleet of Boeing 767-300ERs effective December 11, 2015. Already announced, new service between Abbotsford and Las Vegas launches October 29, 2015.

WestJet Vacations offers high-value vacation packages to Huatulco and Liberia. Book early and save up to 35 per cent at select hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean, all backed by WestJet Vacations' price-drop guarantee. For details, please visit westjet.com.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to more than 90 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.

Recent recognition includes:
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine and RewardsCanada.ca
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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