WestJet launches additional service to Orlando

Airline offers more magic at 40,000 feet

CALGARY, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - WestJet today launched additional non-stop service between Hamilton and Orlando. The inaugural flight departs from Hamilton's John C. Munro International Airport at 3 p.m. EST today.

"Our Hamilton guests have enjoyed Orlando's sunny adventures - from its theme parks to its many golf courses - and we're so pleased to offer more access to this magical destination," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning.

WestJet will add one additional flight per week, on Tuesdays, to its existing weekly flight on Saturdays. Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new service from February 15 to April 26, 2011:

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    Hamilton - Orlando (every Tuesday between February 15 and April 26, 2011)
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    Flight                         Departure            Arrival
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    From Hamilton (WS1962)         3:00 p.m.            5:42 p.m.
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    From Orlando (WS1261)          11:30 a.m.           2:03 p.m.
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One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $159 plus applicable taxes and fees. Fares are available by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (1-888-937-8538), your preferred travel agent or by visiting westjet.com.

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet's scheduled destinations, including packages to Orlando starting at $329, plus applicable fees and taxes, for air and seven nights accommodation. For more information, call a WestJet Vacations Experience Specialists at 1-877-737-7001, your preferred travel agent or visit westjetvacations.com.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, 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 93 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 42 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

About WestJet Vacations

Launched in 2006, WestJet Vacations provides guests with a wide selection of vacation packages to popular vacation destinations in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's friendly employees, extensive network and solid value proposition, WestJet Vacations offers guests a fun, friendly and caring vacation experience.

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SOURCE WestJet

For further information: Media contact: Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: media@westjet.com


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