WestJet adds Belize to list of sun destinations

Airline becomes only Canadian carrier flying non-stop to Belize City 

CALGARY, Aug. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it will begin serving Belize City, Belize, non-stop from Toronto Pearson International Airport starting October 29, 2016.

Starting August 1, 2016, WestJet also began year-round, non-stop service between Calgary and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Both announcements come on the heels of WestJet's recent winter schedule announcement of more than 85 new flights across its growing network. 

"WestJet is proud to become the only Canadian carrier to fly non-stop to the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. "The flight's departure time will allow guests to connect seamlessly from many cities across Canada to a destination known for its large Canadian ex-pat community. WestJet continues to respond to the needs of the communities we serve by delivering more choice, competition and lower fares to Canadian travellers. The launch of service to Belize and our new, year-round service to JFK underlines our commitment to making air travel better in Canada."

"With Canada being one of the strong source markets for tourist arrivals in Belize, we are extremely excited about this new direct route," said Karen Bevans, Director of Tourism for Belize. "We welcome WestJet's first direct flight to Belize, which we guarantee will boost the demand for Canadian travel to our unique destination. Belize and Canada have shared strong ties for many years, so we anticipate that this direct flight from Toronto to Belize City will encourage even more Canadians to venture south to our beautiful jewel."

Details of WestJet's new non-stop service to Belize City:

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Toronto-Belize City

Twice weekly

9:15 a.m.

11:59 a.m.

October 29, 2016

 

Introductory one-way fares are available starting from:

Departing

Arriving

Air transportation
charges (ATC)

Taxes,
fees and
charges

Total one-
way price
from*

Base fare
from

Other ATC

Toronto

Belize City

$206.00

$7.50

$54.16

$267.66 CAD

Belize City

Toronto

$185.00

$7.50

$39.25

$231.75 USD

*Book by August 15, 2016 (11:59 p.m. MT). Some restrictions apply. For more details on WestJet's 2016-2017 winter schedule, please visit www.westjet.com/winterschedule.

 

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's highest-rated airline for customer service, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to 100 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 150 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.  

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2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in the Canada's Choice ranking (RewardsCanada.ca)
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)
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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