WestJet offers more Caribbean sun

Airline announces service to Samana, unveils details of new Bermuda flights

CALGARY, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will begin weekly seasonal non-stop service between Toronto and Samana, Dominican Republic, on June 5, 2010. The airline currently serves Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and La Romana with a total of seven non-stop flights per week from Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

WestJet will also begin weekly seasonal service between Montreal and Punta Cana on June 5, 2010.

"We are very excited to provide even more service to the Dominican Republic," said Chris Avery, Vice-President, WestJet Vacations. "Both Bahia Principe and AMHSA Marina Hotels are thrilled to have WestJet and WestJet Vacations servicing Samana. It is a relatively new destination and a rapidly growing part of the Dominican Republic."

With Samana's white-sand beaches, cool azure waters and coconut-covered mountains serving as a backdrop, an adventure-filled vacation is waiting to be discovered.

Details of WestJet's new services to the Dominican Republic are as follows:

    
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    Route                Start Date   Frequency    Days      Arr/Dep Times
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    Toronto -- Samana  June 5, 2010    Weekly   Saturdays      Outbound
    Introductory fares                                      10 a.m./2:10 p.m.
    starting at $149                                            Return
                                                             3 p.m./7:08 p.m.
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    Montreal -- Punta  June 5, 2010    Weekly   Saturdays     Outbound
     Cana                                                   7 a.m./11:20 a.m.
    Introductory fares                                          Return
    starting at $169                                     12:05 p.m./4:35 p.m.
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WestJet Vacations offers vacation packages to the Dominican Republic for as low as $769 for seven nights. For more information on this and other offers, please visit www.westjetvacations.com

WestJet also announced today details of its new seasonal non-stop service between Toronto and Bermuda. Beginning May 3, 2010, WestJet will offer daily service between Pearson International Airport and Kindley Field, Bermuda.

    
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    Route                Start Date   Frequency    Days      Arr/Dep Times
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    Toronto -- Bermuda  May 3, 2010     Daily   All days       Outbound
    Introductory fares                           of the  10:20 a.m./2:08 p.m.
    starting at $139                              week          Return
                                                             3 p.m./4:55 p.m.
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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 86 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 49 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

    
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About WestJet Vacations

WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy to book travel experiences to 55 destinations in eight countries, including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive network and world class guest experience, WestJet Vacations offers guests a personalized, once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience. For more information, visit www.westjetvacations.com

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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