WestJet launches service to Orlando

Airline adds a second sun destination where New Brunswickers can defrost

CALGARY, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - WestJet today launched new non-stop seasonal service between Moncton and Orlando. The inaugural flight departs from Greater Moncton International Airport at 4:05 p.m. AST today.

"New Brunswickers have shown their love for WestJet's service to the sun," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "We're excited to offer this new service to Orlando, where guests exchange their snow shovels for snow cones."

"We are thrilled to see WestJet offering additional service to the sun from Moncton," said Rob Robichaud, President and CEO of the Greater Moncton International Airport. "Orlando is a great, fun, family-friendly destination and one that New Brunswickers will enjoy weekly non-stop service."

WestJet will fly between Moncton and Orlando weekly each Thursday. Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new service from February 17 to May 5, 2011:

    Moncton - Orlando (every Thursday between February 17 and May 5, 2011)
    Flight                      Departure      Arrival
    From Moncton (WS1942)       4:05 p.m.      7:13 p.m.
    From Orlando (WS1041)       10:45 a.m.     3:12 p.m.

One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $189 plus applicable taxes and fees. Fares are available by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (1-888-937-8538), your preferred travel agent or by visiting westjet.com.

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet's scheduled destinations, including packages from Moncton to Orlando starting at $479, plus applicable fees and taxes, for air and seven night accommodation. For more information, call a WestJet Vacations Experience Specialists 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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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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