WestJet flies south for the summer



    Highlights include service to Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Florida

    CALGARY, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced a number of summer
schedule enhancements, including non-stop service from Vancouver, Calgary,
Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal to select sun destinations in Mexico, the
Dominican Republic and Florida.
    "Our loyal guests asked us to give them the chance to travel to these
wonderful places more often, and we responded," said Bob Cummings, WestJet
Executive Vice-President of Guest Experience and Marketing. "This significant
increase in WestJet's year-round presence into Mexico, the Caribbean and
Florida is driven by the success of our value proposition. Guests have
embraced the fact that they can check a second bag for free, enjoy live
seatback TV, and stretch their legs in comfy leather seats, especially on
these longer flights to sun destinations."
    With a modern fleet of Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft, friendly
service and high-value WestJet Vacations packages, WestJet is fast becoming
the airline of choice with Canadians travelling to popular hot spots, and is
well positioned for successful growth in these markets.
    Highlights from WestJet's enhanced summer schedule include convenient
daytime departures, more non-stop flights and more options for guests across
Canada to choose from.

    From May 9 to October 31, 2009:

    Guests in Calgary have four great sun destinations to choose from, with
non-stop flights to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Orlando
every Saturday.

    
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    Flight    Route                            Departure      Arrival
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    WS 770    Calgary - Cabo San Lucas         9:30 a.m.      1:47 p.m.
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    WS 771    Cabo San Lucas - Calgary         2:40 p.m.      7:02 p.m.
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    WS 774    Calgary - Puerto Vallarta        10:30 a.m.     4:15 p.m.
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    WS 775    Puerto Vallarta - Calgary        5:05 p.m.      8:53 p.m.
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    WS 776    Calgary - Mazatlan               11:00 a.m.     3:26 p.m.
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    WS 777    Mazatlan - Calgary               4:15 p.m.      8:43 p.m.
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    WS 906    Calgary - Orlando                10:15 a.m.     5:11 p.m.
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    WS 907    Orlando - Calgary                5:00 p.m.      8:22 p.m.
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    Vancouver flies non-stop to Cabo San Lucas every Saturday, and Mazatlan
every Sunday.

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    Flight    Route                            Departure      Arrival
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    WS 766    Vancouver - Cabo San Lucas       10:30 a.m.     3:55 p.m.
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    WS 767    Cabo San Lucas - Vancouver       4:45 p.m.      8:15 p.m.
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    WS 762    Vancouver - Mazatlan             9:45 a.m.      3:16 p.m.
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    WS 763    Mazatlan - Vancouver             4:05 p.m.      7:40 p.m.
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    Edmontonians say hola! to Puerto Vallarta with non-stop flights every
Saturday.

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    Flight    Route                            Departure      Arrival
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    WS 754    Edmonton - Puerto Vallarta       11:35 a.m.     5:31 p.m.
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    WS 755    Puerto Vallarta - Edmonton       6:30 p.m.      10:32 p.m.
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    Toronto gets in on the party with non-stop flights to Punta Cana every
Saturday.

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    Flight    Route                            Departure      Arrival
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    WS 782    Toronto - Punta Cana             9:45 a.m.      1:58 p.m.
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    WS 783    Punta Cana - Toronto             2:45 p.m.      7:17 p.m.
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    And Montreal continues its love affair with Fort Lauderdale with non-stop
flights every Saturday.

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    Flight    Route                            Departure      Arrival
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    WS 938    Montreal - Fort Lauderdale       9:00 a.m.      12:29 p.m.
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    WS 939    Fort Lauderdale - Montreal       1:15 p.m.      4:40 p.m.
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    In addition to these summer enhancements, WestJet is also increasing
frequencies on a number of popular domestic routes across Canada. More details
on WestJet's enhanced summer schedule and low introductory sale fares are
available on westjet.com.
    To book a WestJet flight, guests can visit westjet.com, contact their
travel agent or call WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET(937-8538).
    WestJet Vacations also offers low introductory prices on customized
vacation packages. For more details, visit westjetvacations.com.

    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 77 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 44 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013,
WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.





For further information:

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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