WestJet launches new service between Toronto and Bermuda

Airline makes inaugural flight to the home of the world's most famous shorts

CALGARY, May 3 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new seasonal non-stop service between Toronto and Bermuda. The inaugural flight to Bermuda departs Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 10:20 a.m. EDT today.

"Bermuda has a distinct and beautiful flare that makes it one of the most unique destinations in WestJet's world of popular sun spots," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "We are sure that WestJet guests are as eager as we are to touch down in this inspiring island destination, and Bermudians wishing to visit Canada, their friends and family now have a daily flight opportunity."

WestJet will fly once daily between Toronto and Bermuda until October 30, 2010. "By flying directly from Bermuda to Toronto, we can provide guests with connections to the rest of our 31-city Canadian network with our own unique blend of low fares, high value and a world-class guest experience," said Hugh Dunleavy.

"We are very excited to welcome WestJet to Bermuda," said Dr. the Hon. Ewart F. Brown, JP, MP, Premier and Minister of Tourism and Transport for Bermuda. "WestJet enjoys an outstanding reputation for caring, affordable service and, in Bermuda, we recognize and appreciate those qualities. We believe that this new service will prove attractive for our visitors from Canada and provide another option for Bermudians seeking to travel abroad."

"We're very pleased to continue working with WestJet and to see it grow its already substantial network at Toronto Pearson International Airport. We appreciate the airline's ongoing commitment to providing great travel opportunities for our passengers," said Pamela Griffith-Jones, Vice-President, Chief Marketing and Commercial Development Officer for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).

The schedule details of WestJet's new service are:

    
    Toronto - Bermuda (daily)
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    Flight                   Departure                Arrival
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    From Toronto - WS2710    10:20 a.m.               2:08 p.m.
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    From Bermuda - WS2711    3 p.m.                   4:55 p.m.
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One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $99 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 Bermuda starting at $639, plus applicable fees and taxes, for a three-night stay. For more information, visit www.westjetvacations.com.

As part of its 2010 summer schedule, WestJet is also expanding its seasonal service from Toronto to include year-round service to eight of its popular sun spots - Cancun, Bridgetown, Puerto Plata, Cayo Coco, Varadero, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos and St. Martin/St. Maarten with one-way fares starting at $159 for Mexico, $169 for Cuba and $179 for the rest of the Caribbean destinations listed above, plus applicable fees and taxes.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 68-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 88 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 47 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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