WestJet connects sea to sea this summer

Airline now offering non-stop service between Halifax and Vancouver

CALGARY, March 14, 2016 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today that it will introduce seasonal non-stop service to Halifax from Vancouver and Winnipeg beginning June 29, 2016.

"WestJet is the only airline in Canada offering non-stop flights to Halifax from Vancouver and Winnipeg. We are introducing these routes on a seasonal basis to allow WestJet the opportunity to test the market while providing our guests more choice and convenience along with our low-fare, high-care service," said Lee Lipton, WestJet Director, Network and Schedule Planning. "We are well positioned for success with the high travel demand during the summer season. We continue to look for opportunities to better serve our guests as market demand permits."

With the addition of these new routes, WestJet now offers 23 daily flights on 13 routes from Halifax Stanfield International Airport, 28 daily flights on 13 routes from Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and 65 daily flights on 29 routes from Vancouver International Airport. 

Flights will be operated on WestJet's Boeing 737 aircraft featuring the recently enhanced Plus product and WestJet Connect. Flights from Vancouver to Halifax begin June 29, 2016 and will operate four times weekly until September 3, 2016. Flights from Winnipeg to Halifax begin July 2, 2016 and will operate four times weekly until September 6, 2016. Flights have been timed to connect conveniently to WestJet's Halifax and Vancouver hubs from its extensive domestic network.

Details of new service:

Route

Frequency

Departs

Arrives

Effective

Vancouver ­– Halifax

Four times
weekly

9:00 p.m.

6:34 a.m. +1

June 29 –
September 3,
2016

Halifax – Vancouver

Four times
weekly

7:25 a.m.

9:46 a.m.

June 30 –
September 4,
2016

Winnipeg – Halifax

Four times
weekly

12:30 a.m.

6:00 a.m.

July 2 –
September 6, 
2016

Halifax – Winnipeg

Four times
weekly

9:30 p.m.

11:26 p.m.

July 1  –
September 5,
2016

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

Halifax

Vancouver

$260

$23.00

$79.39

 $362.39*

Halifax

Winnipeg

$175

$23.00

$66.64

 $264.64*

*Book by March 17, 2016. Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com/new-summer-routes2  for details.

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.  

Recent recognition includes:
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
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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