WestJet launches more non-stop service from Vancouver



    
    Airline introduces seasonal non-stop flights to London, Saskatoon, Regina
    and Fort McMurray
    

    CALGARY, May 19 /CNW/ - As part of an enhanced summer schedule, WestJet
today announced that it has launched seasonal non-stop service from Vancouver
to London, Saskatoon, Regina and Fort McMurray.
    "Despite challenging economic times, we continue to grow our airline and
offer more guests the opportunity to experience our world-class guest
experience," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Guest
Experience and Marketing. "The people of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland have
always been so supportive, and offering more non-stop service to more Canadian
cities is one way for us to thank them for their long-standing commitment to
WestJet."
    The schedule details of WestJet's new seasonal non-stop services from
Vancouver, effective May 4, 2009, are as follows.

    
    Vancouver-London (daily)
    Introductory fares starting at $174 (taxes and surcharges extra)
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    Flight                      Departure               Arrival
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    Vancouver - London          12:30 p.m.              7:39 p.m.
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    London - Vancouver          10 a.m.                 11:53 a.m.
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    Vancouver-Saskatoon (six times weekly)
    Introductory fares starting at $109 (taxes and surcharges extra)
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    Flight                      Departure               Arrival
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    Vancouver - Saskatoon       2 p.m.                  4:56 p.m.
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    Saskatoon - Vancouver       5:30 p.m.               6:40 p.m.
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    Vancouver-Regina (daily)
    Introductory fares starting at $109 (taxes and surcharges extra)
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    Flight                      Departure               Arrival
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    Vancouver - Regina          9:15 a.m.               12:16 p.m.
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    Regina - Vancouver          1 p.m.                  2:20 p.m.
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    Vancouver-Fort McMurray (six times weekly)
    Introductory fares starting at $99 (taxes and surcharges extra)
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    Flight                      Departure               Arrival
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    Vancouver - Fort McMurray   6:45 p.m.               9:39 p.m.
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    Fort McMurray - Vancouver   7:15 a.m.               8:18 a.m.
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    This announcement is part of WestJet's enhanced summer schedule, which
also includes the addition of four new destinations: Sydney, N.S.,
Yellowknife, San Diego and San Francisco, as well as increased frequency in
its existing network. More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced
summer 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 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 79 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 42 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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