WestJet launches non-stop service to Vancouver and Toronto



    Airline introduces more seasonal non-stop flights from Fort McMurray

    CALGARY, May 19 /CNW/ - As part of an enhanced summer schedule, WestJet
today announced that it has launched seasonal non-stop service from Fort
McMurray to Vancouver and Toronto.
    "Canadians love their summers for many different reasons," said Bob
Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Guest Experience and Marketing.
"For many of us, it's a chance to visit family and friends around the country.
The addition of new non-stop seasonal service to Vancouver and Toronto is
WestJet's way of thanking the people of Fort McMurray for their loyalty and
wishing them a great summer."
    The schedule details of WestJet's new seasonal non-stop service from Fort
McMurray to Vancouver and Toronto, effective May 4, 2009, are as follows.

    
    Fort McMurray-Vancouver (six times weekly)
    Introductory fares starting at $99 (taxes and surcharges extra)

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    Flight                         Departure            Arrival
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    Fort McMurray - Vancouver      7:15 a.m.            8:18 a.m.
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    Vancouver - Fort McMurray      6:45 p.m.            9:39 p.m.
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    Fort McMurray-Toronto (six times weekly)
    Introductory fares starting at $194 (taxes and surcharges extra)

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    Flight                         Departure            Arrival
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    Fort McMurray - Toronto        1:05 a.m.            6:35 a.m.
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    Toronto - Fort McMurray        8:30 p.m.            10:42 p.m.
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    This announcement is part of WestJet's enhanced summer schedule, which
also includes the addition of four new destinations: Sydney, N.S.,
Yellowknife, San Diego and San Francisco, as well as increased frequency in
its existing network. More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced
summer schedule and low introductory fares is available at westjet.com. Seats
are available for sale immediately and can be booked online at westjet.com or
through travel agents.

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 55-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 79 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 42 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013,
WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.





For further information:

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


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