WestJet launches new service to Atlantic City

Airline makes inaugural flight between Toronto and Atlantic City today

CALGARY, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new, seasonal non-stop service between Toronto and Atlantic City, New Jersey. The inaugural flight departs Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 7:15 p.m. ET today.

"Atlantic City is a unique destination for WestJet, combining a wide variety of attractions including casinos, world-class entertainment and one of the oldest and most famous boardwalks in the world," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Guest Experience and Marketing. "We look forward to seeing a great response to this, Atlantic City's first-ever non-stop air service to Canada."

WestJet will fly between Toronto and Atlantic City four times per week from now until January 1, 2010, when the frequency will increase to daily service. As the service is seasonal, it will stop at the end of April 2010.

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

    
    From October 22, 2009 to January 1, 2010:

    Toronto - Atlantic City (four times weekly; daily as of January 1, 2010)
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    Flight                               Departure               Arrival
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    From Toronto - WS1196                7:15 p.m.              8:44 p.m.
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    From Atlantic City - WS1197          9:30 p.m.             11:07 p.m.
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One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $49 plus applicable fees and taxes. 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 Atlantic City starting at $347, including applicable taxes and fees, for two night/three days. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 66-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 81 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 54 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

SOURCE WestJet

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


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