Another first in WestJet's expanding reach
TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet launches new twice-weekly non-stop
service today between Toronto and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The
first flight leaves Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 9:30
"We are very proud to extend service to another key U.S. destination,"
said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances
and Corporate Development.
"Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular destinations for Canadian
vacationers, with more than 90 kilometres of picturesque beaches,
world-class golf and warm southern hospitality," added Avery. "The
baggage capacity of our 737 aircraft is ideal for those travelling with
golf clubs and our first checked bag free is popular with leisure
travellers. Guests are also able to find a variety of packaged
vacations featuring ocean-front resorts, condos and hotels through
"The addition of WestJet's service from Toronto to Myrtle Beach is great
news as we are focused on further developing our Canadian air service
market, ," said Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce President and CEO,
Brad Dean. "WestJet's commitment to the Myrtle Beach area reinforces
potential growth of air service for Canadian visitors, and their
convenient and frequent service will not only support travel from
Toronto but will provide hassle-free connecting service from many other
Details of WestJet's new non-stop twice-weekly service (Thursdays and
Sundays) between Toronto and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, are as
Toronto at 9:30 a.m.
Myrtle Beach at 11:35 a.m.
May 2, 2013
Myrtle Beach at 12:20 p.m.
Toronto at 2:14 p.m.
May 2, 2013
Introductory one-way fares starting at:
Air transportation charges
Base fare from
*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com for full details.
Further service expansion began April 29, when WestJet launched new
non-stop daily service between Calgary and Dallas-Fort Worth, offering
more connectivity than ever to the United States through WestJet's
code-share agreement with American Airlines. Within Canada, WestJet is
also increasing the number of flights between Toronto and Vancouver,
Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina, and will introduce new
non-stop service between Toronto and Fort McMurray. The airline will
also increase to two flights daily from one between Calgary and Los
Angeles, and to 11 from seven flights weekly between Toronto and
Internationally, WestJet will extend service to Aruba; Liberia, Costa
Rica; and Trinidad and Tobago on a year-round basis. The airline will
also add one extra flight each week between Toronto and Kingston and
Montego Bay, Jamaica; Varadero, Cuba; St. Maarten; Puerto Plata,
Dominican Republic; and Cancun, Mexico. WestJet Vacations' packages
will be available on many of these routes.
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service
to 85 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost
flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now
has more than 9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of
more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen
aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful
international airlines in the world.
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