WestJet launches service to Maui

Airline brings bigger aircraft, more seats and no "lei-overs" to Edmonton's service to the sun

CALGARY, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - WestJet today launches the return of direct non-stop service between Edmonton and Maui. The inaugural flight makes its first departure from Edmonton International Airport at 9:15 a.m. MST today.

The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200 leased from North American Airlines, offers additional capacity providing Albertans with more access to the only daytime scheduled non-stop flights in both directions.

"We're excited to return this service to Edmonton," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "Leasing a larger aircraft this year allows us to offer more seats to Maui than ever before. It also demonstrates that WestJet continues to find new and innovative ways to bring low fares and high value to our valued guests."

WestJet will fly between Edmonton and Maui two times per week. Following are the schedule details of WestJet's service from February 13, 2011 to April 30, 2011:

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    Edmonton - Maui (twice weekly until April 30, 2011)
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    Flight                    Days         Departure      Arrival
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    From Edmonton (WS3010)    Wed, Sun     7:30 a.m.      11:49 a.m.
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    From Maui (WS3011)        Tue, Sat     1:30 p.m.      11:00 p.m.
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    >>

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet's scheduled destinations, including packages between Edmonton and Maui starting at $869 for air and six nights accommodation, plus applicable fees and taxes. For more information, call a WestJet Vacations Experience Specialist at 1-877-737-7001, your preferred travel agent or visit westjetvacations.com.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-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 93 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 42 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

About WestJet Vacations

Launched in 2006, WestJet Vacations provides guests with a wide selection of vacation packages to popular vacation destinations in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's friendly employees, extensive network and solid value proposition, WestJet Vacations offers guests a fun, friendly and caring vacation experience.

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SOURCE WestJet

For further information: Media contact: Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: media@westjet.com


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