WestJet launches more non-stop service from YYC

New flights to New York and Prince George, B.C., begin today

CALGARY, April 27, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today launched new daily non-stop service from Calgary International Airport to New York (JFK) and Prince George, B.C., with inaugural flights departing at 10:35 a.m. and 10 p.m. MDT respectively.

"John F. Kennedy International Airport is the busiest international passenger gateway in the United States and a hub for our U.S. partners, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines," said John Weatherill, WestJet's Director, Network and Schedule Planning. "With our WestJet code on some 17 flights from JFK, this new daily non-stop service from Calgary offers Canadians low fares and our remarkable guest experience to even more destinations around the world."

The new route also means easier access to Manhattan via AirTrain JFK.  Broadway productions, sight-seeing, shopping and fine dining are closer than ever before.

Details of WestJet's new Calgary-New York service:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Calgary-New York (JFK) Daily 10:35 a.m. 5:00 p.m. April 27-October 25, 2014
New York (JFK)-Calgary Daily 5:55 p.m. 9:10 p.m. April 27-October 25, 2014

Fares are available starting from:

Departing Arriving Air transportation
charges (ATC)
fees and
price from
Base fare from Other ATC
Calgary New York (JFK) $209 $7.50 $94.59 $311.09*CAD

*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com for details.

Today, WestJet also launched new daily non-stop flights between Calgary and Prince George, B.C., which became a part of the WestJet family in 1999.

"Prince George is one of WestJet's early destinations and we are very grateful for the strong support of northern British Columbians over the past 15 years," said John Weatherill. "Residents have asked for additional service and starting today, our guests will have the opportunity to take an early-morning, 90-minute flight to Calgary and connect to 27 destinations throughout the WestJet world. Whether heading south for a business meeting or a week-long vacation, we're very pleased to offer our Prince George guests more connectivity than ever before."

Details of WestJet's new Calgary-Prince George service:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Calgary-Prince George Daily 10:00 p.m. 10:27 p.m. April 27-October 25, 2014
Prince George-Calgary Daily 6:00 a.m. 8:27 a.m. April 28-October 25, 2014

Fares are available starting from:

Departing Arriving Air transportation
charges (ATC)
Taxes, fees
price from
Base fare
Other ATC
Calgary $136 $18 $36.18 $190.18*CAD
Calgary Prince
$136 $18 $46.68 $200.68*CAD

*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com for details

"As one of the best-connected airports in Canada, the introduction of WestJet service to JFK and Prince George further enhances YYC's route network options," said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice-President & Chief Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. "Northern British Columbia will now have a direct link to the more than 70 destinations YYC serves and passengers from all over Canada will enjoy the leisure and business benefits of flying non-stop into the heart of New York City."

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers.  We offer scheduled service to more than 85 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 120 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 www.westjet.com.

Recent recognition includes:
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)
2013 Gold Stevie Award Best Transportation Company (American Business Awards)
2013 Chairman's Circle Award: WestJet Vacations (CPSC)
2013 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Leger Marketing)
2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine)

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