WestJet Airlines Ltd. - More Mexico More Often



    WestJet expands service from more Canadian cities to Mexico

    CALGARY, June 4 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will fly to Cancun,
Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas from more than twice the number
of Canadian cities next winter, beginning this November. The announcement
comes in advance of the airline releasing its full winter schedule in early
July.
    WestJet will fly new non-stop service to Mexico from Moncton, Toronto,
Montréal, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Kelowna, Prince George,
Abbotsford, Victoria and Comox. Non-stop service already exists from
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Halifax.
    "WestJet and WestJet Vacations are quickly becoming the dominant force in
Mexico," said Bob Cummings, Executive Vice-President of Guest Experience and
Marketing. "As part of our strategy, we continue to deploy our fleet
effectively with the expansion of our service internationally, increase the
number of non-stop routes and increase market share in Mexico and elsewhere.
While we recognize the realities of the current economic downtown, we will not
be deterred from following our strategic plan, driving strong results and
bringing the WestJet experience to more Canadians than ever before."
    Mr. Oscar Fitch, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board commented that, "The
Mexico Tourism Board welcomes and supports WestJet's initiative to increase
direct flights between Canada and Mexico. The decision by WestJet to provide
additional non-stop service from different Canadian gateways to our country is
an indication that Mexico remains as Canada's favourite leisure destination".

    Here is a list of WestJet's enhanced winter schedule to Mexico:

    
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    Route                             Start Date         Frequency
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    Moncton - Cancun                  January 9, 2010    Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $225 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Montréal - Cancun                 December 9, 2009   Twice weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $179 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Toronto - Cancun                  December 7, 2009   Five times weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $179 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Hamilton - Cancun                 November 7, 2009   Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $169 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Winnipeg - Cancun                 December 7, 2009   Twice weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $225 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Regina - Cancun                   December 6, 2009   Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $249 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Regina - Puerto Vallarta          December 8, 2009   Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $229 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Regina - Mazatlan                 December 7, 2009   Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $209 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Regina - Cabo San Lucas           December 9, 2009   Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $229 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Saskatoon - Cancun                December 12, 2009  Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $249 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Saskatoon - Puerto Vallarta       December 11, 2009  Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $229 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Saskatoon - Mazatlan              December 10, 2009  Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $209 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Kelowna - Cancun                  December 12, 2009  Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $259 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Kelowna - Puerto Vallarta         November 1, 2009   Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $209 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Kelowna - Cabo San Lucas          November 6, 2009   Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $229 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Prince George - Puerto Vallarta   November 7, 2009   Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $239 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Abbotsford - Puerto Vallarta      November 7, 2009   Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $209 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Vancouver - Puerto Vallarta       December 8, 2009   Twice weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $209 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Victoria - Cancun                 December 12, 2009  Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $269 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Victoria - Puerto Vallarta        November 1, 2009   Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $229 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    Comox - Puerto Vallarta           November 7, 2009   Once weekly
    Introductory fares starting at
    $229 (taxes and navigational
    surcharges extra)
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    More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced winter schedule to
Mexico and low introductory fares is available at westjet.com. Seats are
available for sale immediately and can be booked online at westjet.com or
through travel agents.
    WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for all of
WestJet's scheduled destinations, including packages to Mexico starting at
$906. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com. Guests should also
watch for WestJet Vacations early booking bonuses where they can get more and
save money when they book early.

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 55-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 79 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 42 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013,
WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.





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


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