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WestJet Encore launches service between Toronto and Fredericton today

CALGARY, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Today WestJet celebrates the launch of twice-daily, non-stop service between Toronto and Fredericton, New Brunswick. Flights will be operated by WestJet Encore using its fleet of 78-seat, Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft.

"Fredericton is an important destination that represents our commitment to bring increased competition and lower fares to Atlantic Canada," said Ferio Pugliese, WestJet Executive Vice-President, and President, WestJet Encore. "We know that traffic at new WestJet Encore destinations can increase by as much as 40 to 55 per cent after we launch service, and we look forward to making it possible for more New Brunswickers to travel more often. Whether flying to Toronto on business or continuing across Canada or beyond, we hope our Fredericton guests will take advantage of WestJet's great fares and remarkable guest experience."

"This twice-daily service connects our travellers with WestJet's entire network via Toronto," said Johanne Gallant, Fredericton International Airport CEO. "That means more choice for travellers, increased capacity to handle the passenger traffic that continues to break records here at the Fredericton airport and improved access to markets for our business community. We're thrilled to launch this new flight and this new partnership."

Details of WestJet's new twice-daily service between Toronto and Fredericton:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Toronto-Fredericton Daily 7:55 a.m. 11:04 a.m. April 15, 2015
Toronto-Fredericton Daily 2:50 p.m. 5:59 p.m. April 15, 2015
Fredericton-Toronto Daily 11:45 a.m. 1:16 p.m. April 15, 2015
Fredericton-Toronto Daily 6:35 p.m. 8:06 p.m. April 15, 2015

Convenient, same-day connections are available via Toronto Pearson to a variety of WestJet's domestic and international destinations including Montreal, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Vancouver, New York (LaGuardia), Las Vegas, Orlando and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Guests travelling between Fredericton and Toronto can receive three times the number of WestJet dollars when they register with WestJet Rewards and book a flight before April 30, 2015, for travel until May 31, 2015. For more information, visit westjet.com

WestJet Encore launched in June 2013, operating 10 departures daily to six destinations with two aircraft and 131 employees. By July 2015, WestJet Encore will offer more than 130 daily departures to more than 30 destinations across Canada with 19 aircraft and approximately 700 employees.

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)
2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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