WestJet Expands International Network With Two New Sun Destinations



    Bridgetown, Barbados, and La Romana, Dominican Republic

    CALGARY, June 25 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced the
introduction of seasonal non-stop service to two new international sun
destinations in the Caribbean: Bridgetown, Barbados and La Romana, Dominican
Republic. These new sun destinations are part of WestJet's enhanced winter
schedule, which will also include new service to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta,
Mexico, from various cities across Canada. WestJet will announce schedule
details for the new Mexican destinations shortly.
    WestJet also announced increased frequencies from Toronto to Jamaica, St
Lucia and the Dominican Republic.
    "With 20 destinations in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean, we
continue to deliver on our international expansion strategy and strengthen our
position as a strong and rapidly growing player on the international scene,"
said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Guest Experience and
Marketing. "Our current service to key vacation spots is extremely popular and
with the addition of Barbados and La Romana, our guests will have more places
to go for fun and relaxation in the sun this winter."
    WestJet is also introducing service to Kamloops, B.C., from Calgary and
adding a new non-stop route between Calgary and Grande Prairie.
    These announcements will bring WestJet's existing scheduled destinations
to 49. By 2013, WestJet will fly to over 65 scheduled destinations.
    Starting November 3, 2008, WestJet will provide seasonal non-stop service
to the following new destinations:

    
    Route                                            Starting      Frequency
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    Toronto - Bridgetown, Barbados           November 3, 2008      4X weekly
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    Toronto - La Romana, Dominican Republic  November 3, 2008      1X weekly
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    Calgary - Kamloops, B.C.                December 15, 2008       1X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    One-way fares to LaRomana, at the introductory rate of $199 plus
applicable taxes, fees and fuel surcharge, are on sale between June 25 and
July 9 for travel between November 3 and December 16, 2008.
    Details on the sale of seats to Bridgetown, Barbados, will be unveiled
soon.
    Starting November 2, 2008, WestJet will introduce a new route:

    
    Route                                            Starting      Frequency
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    Calgary - Grande Prairie                 November 2, 2008      6x weekly
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    WestJet will also increase the number of departures in its existing
network. Enhanced winter routes include:


    Route                                            Starting      Frequency
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    Toronto - Montego Bay                    November 2, 2008       1X daily
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    Toronto - Punta Cana                     November 5, 2008      3X weekly
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    Toronto - Puerto Plata                   November 2, 2008      3X weekly
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    Toronto - St. Lucia                      November 2, 2008      3X weekly
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    Toronto - Quebec City                    November 2, 2008       2X daily
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    Vancouver - Las Vegas                    November 2, 2008       2X daily
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    Calgary - Las Vegas                     September 9, 2008       2X daily
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    Victoria - Las Vegas                    September 9, 2008      3X weekly
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    Saskatoon - Las Vegas                  September 10, 2008      2X weekly
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    "The combination of new Canadian and international destinations enhances
our ability to serve our loyal WestJet guests as well as introduce our
award-winning guest experience to a whole new group of travellers," said Bob
Cummings. "Our first quarter results from the last few years have indicated
that our international deployment strategy has been a success. Today's
announcement demonstrates that we remain committed to a strategic plan of
expansion and growth both domestically and elsewhere."
    WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for all of
WestJet's scheduled destinations including the newly announced Bridgetown and
La Romana. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com.
    More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced winter schedule 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.

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 49-city North American and Caribbean network.
Named Canada's most admired corporate culture in 2005, 2006 and 2007, WestJet
pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom and
leather seats on its modern fleet of 75 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft,
and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu. With future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 46 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013,
WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.





For further information:

For further information: WestJet, Media Relations, Gillian Bentley,
(403) 444-2615, Email: gbentley@westjet.com, Website: www.westjet.com


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