WestJet announces increased frequency on select routes

CALGARY, June 15, 2015 /CNW/ -  WestJet today announced an increase in frequency on three existing international routes and a move from seasonal to year-round service between Calgary and Yellowknife.

Service between Calgary and Loreto, Mexico increases from weekly to twice-weekly service. Flights between Toronto and Puerto Vallarta increase from weekly to three times weekly and service between Toronto and Puerto Plata doubles from twice-weekly service to four scheduled flights per week.

"Today's announcement represents a disciplined approach in balancing the needs of the travelling public with responsible growth," said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "Increased frequency on the routes announced today is in direct response to demand and provides us with an opportunity to further optimize our fleet. As always, we operate with an eye to ensuring value-based options and strong network capability for business and leisure travellers alike."

Details of increased route frequency available June 15, 2015:

Route

Increase

New frequency

Calgary – Loreto**

One extra weekly flight

Twice-weekly

Toronto – Puerto Vallarta**

Two extra weekly flights

Three times weekly

Toronto – Palm Springs**

Two extra weekly flights

Four times weekly

Calgary – Yellowknife

Moves to year-round service

Daily

**Seasonal start and end dates apply and are indicated in the booking flow. Please see westjet.com/MoreRoutes for details.

One-way fares between Calgary and Loreto available starting at:


Departing

Arriving

Air transportation charges (ATC)

Taxes,
fees and
charges

Total

one-way

price from

Base fare from

Other ATC

Calgary

Loreto

$227.00

$7.50

$86.29

$320.79*CAD

One-way fares between Toronto and Puerto Vallarta available starting at:


Departing

Arriving

Air transportation charges (ATC)

Taxes,
fees and
charges

Total

one-way

price from

Base fare from

Other ATC

Toronto

Puerto Vallarta

$256.00

$7.50

$83.04

$346.54*CAD

One-way fares between Toronto and Palm Springs available starting at:


Departing

Arriving

Air transportation charges (ATC)

Taxes,
fees and
charges

Total

one-way

price from

Base fare from

Other ATC

Toronto

Palm Springs

$239.00

$7.50

$96.85

$343.35*CAD

One-way fares between Calgary and Yellowknife available starting at:


Departing

Arriving

Air transportation charges (ATC)

Taxes,
fees and
charges

Total

one-way

price from

Base fare from

Other ATC

Calgary

Yellowknife

$167.00

$23.00

$48.48

$238.48*CAD

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

New routes launched earlier this year in addition to today's increased frequency announcement include: Edmonton-Kamloops, Toronto-Fredericton, Calgary-Terrace, Calgary-Yellowknife, Calgary-Loreto and Halifax-Glasgow. Routes announced earlier this year that are set to launch this summer include: Halifax-Deer Lake, Halifax-Gander, Halifax-Sydney, Ottawa-Moncton, Calgary-Houston and Abbotsford-Las Vegas.

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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