WestJet increases service from Calgary

Airline launches new flights to Costa Rica and more service to Mexico

CALGARY, Dec. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet will today launch new non-stop service from Calgary to Huatulco, its tenth destination in Mexico, and add new non-stop flights from Calgary to Liberia, Costa Rica, beginning on December 19.

With these new services, WestJet will operate 109 daily departures to 47 destinations from Calgary International Airport this winter, an increase of 12 and 17 per cent respectively over last winter. The airline now offers non-stop service from Calgary to 26 Canadian, 10 U.S. and 11 international destinations.

"Calgary remains WestJet's home and a major hub, offering Canadians non-stop service to nearly half of its expanding domestic, transborder and international networks," said John Weatherill, WestJet Director, Network and Schedule Planning. "New non-stop flights to Huatulco and Liberia increase the choices for travellers looking for low fares, high value and our remarkable guest experience and caring, people-driven service."

Details of WestJet's new non-stop services launching from Calgary this month:

Route Frequency Departs Arrives Effective
Calgary - Huatulco Twice weekly 8:25 a.m. 3:07 p.m. Dec. 12, 2015
Huatulco - Calgary Twice weekly 4 p.m. 9:01 p.m. Dec. 12, 2015
Calgary - Liberia, CR Four times weekly 10:55 p.m. 6:39 a.m. (+1) Dec. 19, 2015
Liberia, CR - Calgary Four times weekly 8 a.m. 2:28 p.m. Dec. 19, 2015

WestJet's 2015 winter schedule also contains a number of new non-stop routes including Vancouver, Kitchener-Waterloo and Charlottetown to Orlando; Calgary to Fort Lauderdale and Liberia, Costa Rica; and Toronto and Halifax to Boston.

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:
2015/2011/2008-2005 Canada's 10 Most-Admired Corporate Cultures (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015/2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2015/2014/2013/2012 Top three brands in Canada (Canadian Business magazine)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2014/2013 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)
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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