WestJet launches new service between Edmonton and Maui

Airline makes inaugural flight between Edmonton and Maui today

CALGARY, March 5 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new non-stop service between Edmonton and Kahului, Maui. The inaugural flight departs the Edmonton International Airport at 7:30 a.m. MST today.

"It is with great pleasure that WestJet can offer non-stop flights from Edmonton to the Hawaiian island of Maui to our guests over the next few months," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Strategy and Planning. "We knew the interest was there and we are confident that this service will be extremely popular with those folks who are eager to escape Alberta's unpredictable spring weather."

WestJet will fly between Edmonton and Maui once weekly until April 30, 2010.

The schedule details of WestJet's new service are as follows:

    
    Edmonton - Maui (once weekly each Friday)
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    Flight                        Departure          Arrival
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    From Edmonton - WS1857        7:30 a.m.          11:49 a.m.
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    From Maui - WS1856            1 p.m.             10:30 p.m.
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One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $289, plus applicable taxes and fees. Fares are available by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET(937-8538), your preferred travel agent or by visiting www.westjet.com.

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet's scheduled destinations, including packages to Maui starting at $879, plus applicable fees and taxes, for a seven-night stay. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com.

As part of its 2010 summer schedule, WestJet will fly non-stop from Edmonton to San Francisco with one-way fares starting at $99, plus applicable fees and taxes. WestJet is also expanding its seasonal service from Edmonton to Cancun to include year-round service with one-way fares starting at $264, plus applicable fees and taxes.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 69-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into the 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 87 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 48 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

    
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SOURCE WestJet

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


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