WestJet launches new service to Miami

Airline makes inaugural flight between Toronto and Miami today

CALGARY, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new, seasonal non-stop service between Toronto and Miami, Florida. The inaugural flight departed Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 11 a.m. ET today.

"We are very excited about this new service," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Guest Experience and Marketing. "The response has been terrific so far and we are confident it will be extremely popular throughout the winter months. We would like to thank our guests who will be travelling on this new route and hope they'll spread the word!"

WestJet will fly between Toronto and Miami five times per week from now until December 17, 2009, 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 21 to December 16, 2009:

    Toronto - Miami (five times weekly; daily as of December 17, 2009)
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    Flight                      Departure            Arrival
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    From Toronto - WS1140       11:00 a.m.           2:12 p.m.
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    From Miami - WS1141         3:00 p.m.            5:51 p.m.
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One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $89, 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 Miami starting at $619, plus applicable fees and taxes, for a seven-night stay. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com.

WestJet flies non-stop from Toronto to some of the most beautiful sun destinations anywhere, including Cancun, Barbados, St. Lucia, Montego Bay, Nassau, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, La Romana, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Fort Myers and Tampa. As part of its 2009-2010 winter schedule, WestJet is also adding non-stop service from Toronto to Cozumel, Miami, Freeport, Cayo Coco, Holguin, Varadero, Turks and Caicos, and St. Martin/St. Maarten. One-way fares for Bahamas destinations start at $119, 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 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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