WestJet launches new service from Calgary to Maui and Honolulu

Airline makes inaugural flight between Calgary and Maui today, and Calgary and Honolulu tomorrow

CALGARY, March 6 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new, non-stop service between Calgary and Kahului, Maui. The inaugural flight to Maui departs Calgary's International Airport at 7:30 a.m. MT today.

The launch of new, non-stop service between Calgary and Honolulu, Oahu will take place tomorrow, March 7, 2010. The inaugural flight to Honolulu departs Calgary's International Airport at 7:30 a.m. MT tomorrow.

"We are delighted that WestJet can now offer non-stop flights from Calgary to the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Oahu," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Strategy and Planning. "We knew the interest was there, from WestJet's guests, and we are confident that this service to Maui and Honolulu will be extremely popular with those folks who are eager to escape Alberta's unpredictable spring weather."

WestJet will fly on a one day per week basis between Calgary and Honolulu and between Calgary and Maui until April 25, 2010 and May 1, 2010 respectively.

Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new service.

    
    Calgary - Maui (once weekly each Saturday)
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    Flight                     Departure      Arrival
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    From Calgary - WS1851      7:30 a.m.      11:41 a.m.
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    From Maui - WS1850         12:45 p.m.     10:04 p.m.
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    Calgary - Honolulu (once weekly each Sunday)
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    Flight                     Departure      Arrival
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    From Calgary - WS1855      7:30 a.m.      11:44 a.m.
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    From Honolulu - WS1854     12:45 p.m.     10:04 p.m.
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One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $269, 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 and packages to Honolulu starting at $729, plus applicable fees and taxes, for a seven-night stay. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com.

As part of its 2010 summer schedule, WestJet is also expanding its seasonal service from Calgary to include year-round service to three of its popular sun spots - Cancun, Phoenix and Palm Springs with one-way fares starting at $159, 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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