WestJet launches new summer service between Kitchener-Waterloo and Vancouver

Airline makes first flight from the twin cities to the west coast

CALGARY, June 28 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new seasonal non-stop service between Kitchener-Waterloo and Vancouver. The inaugural flight departs from the Region of Waterloo International Airport at 7 a.m. EDT today.

"Both Kitchener-Waterloo residents and residents of the lower mainland of British Columbia are very excited about WestJet's new service between the two regions," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "As we enter the warmer months of the summer travel season, WestJet is pleased to provide low-cost, high-value travel opportunities to unite families and friends from different parts of our great country."

WestJet will fly daily summer seasonal service between Kitchener-Waterloo and Vancouver.

"The start of WestJet's service to Vancouver from Region of Waterloo International Airport is just in time for the start of the 2010 summer travel season," said Ken Seiling, Airport Regional Chair. "WestJet has been a great partner and the addition of non-stop flights to Vancouver offers even more convenience to those flying out of our airport."

The schedule details of WestJet's new service are:

    
    Vancouver - Kitchener-Waterloo (daily)
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    Flight                                  Departure      Arrival
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    From Vancouver - WS492                  4:30 p.m.      11:42 p.m.
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    From Kitchener-Waterloo - WS491         7 a.m.         8:59 a.m.
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One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $209 plus applicable taxes and fees. Fares are available by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (1-888-937-8538), your preferred travel agent or by visiting www.westjet.com.

As part of its 2010 summer schedule, WestJet is also continuing its year-round service between Kitchener-Waterloo and Calgary with one-way fares starting at $189, plus applicable taxes and fees.

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 89 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 46 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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