WestJet launches new service to Lihue/Kauai

Airline makes inaugural flight between Vancouver and Kauai today

CALGARY, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new, seasonal non-stop service between Vancouver and Lihue/Kauai, Hawaii. The inaugural flight departs Vancouver International Airport at 3:15 p.m. PT today.

"At WestJet, we just can't get enough of the Hawaiian Islands; the traditions, the locals, the sun, sand and surf," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Strategy and Planning. "So it's tremendously exciting that today marks the start of our winter service to Lihue on the island of Kauai. And as the only airline in Canada to provide service to all four islands, the aloha spirit is within easy reach for our Canadian travellers."

WestJet will fly between Vancouver and Lihue/Kauai twice per week from now until May 1, 2010.

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

From December 16, 2009 to May 1, 2010:

    
    Vancouver - Lihue/Kauai (twice weekly until May 1, 2010)
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    Flight                Departure            Arrival
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    From Vancouver -      3:15 p.m.            7:56 p.m.
    WS1874
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    From Lihue/Kauai -    11:00 p.m.           6:47 a.m.
    WS1875
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    

One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $229, 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 Lihue/Kauai starting at $959, plus applicable fees and taxes, for a seven-night stay. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com.

WestJet flies non-stop from Vancouver to some of the most beautiful sun destinations anywhere, including Maui, Honolulu, Kona, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Phoenix. As part of its 2009-2010 winter schedule, WestJet is also adding service from Toronto to Freeport, Cozumel, Miami, St. Maarten, Cayo Coco, Holguin, Varadero, and Turks and Caicos, in addition to non-stop service from Calgary to Ixtapa, Mexico. One-way fares for Bahamas destinations start at $99, for Mexico at $129 and for the Caribbean at $145, plus applicable fees and taxes.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 67-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 85 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 50 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), e-mail: ropalmer@westjet.com


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