WestJet announces service to Whitehorse

Airline welcomes 31st destination into its domestic network

CALGARY, Jan. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced daily, non-stop service between Vancouver and Whitehorse, Yukon, beginning May 17, 2012. The announcement follows the release of schedule details for new service to Kingston, Jamaica, and Aruba and details of service to New York's LaGuardia Airport, also launching this summer.

Full schedule details and great introductory one-way fares from $99 plus applicable taxes and fees are available by visiting westjet.com, by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538) or through your preferred travel agent.

"With great fares and a convenient schedule, we believe WestJet's service will appeal to business and leisure guests travelling to Whitehorse," said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. "Whitehorse's impressive landscape and year-round outdoor adventures make it an ideal getaway for any traveller.

"We're also pleased to offer residents of the Yukon daily access to WestJet's 75-city North American, Mexican and Caribbean network," John MacLeod continued. "And as Vancouver continues to be a strong connection hub for our code-share partners, we will continue to provide access to major parts of the world through these relationships."

WestJet Vacations will offer flight and hotel packages from Whitehorse for all destinations where WestJet Vacations packages are available. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com, contact a WestJet Vacations Experience Specialist at 1-877-737-7001 or see your preferred travel agent.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 75-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 and leather seats on its modern fleet of 97 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 38 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

About WestJet Vacations

WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book travel experiences to 45 destinations in 13 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 great flight schedule and a wide variety of hotel and resort options to create fun and affordable vacation experiences. For more information, visit www.westjetvacations.com.

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Media contact

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


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