WestJet launches service to Orlando

Airline introduces the only scheduled non-stop flight from St. John's to Florida

CALGARY, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - WestJet today launched new non-stop seasonal service between St. John's and Orlando. The inaugural flight departs from St. John's International Airport at 7 a.m. NST today.

"WestJet is proud to be the only airline offering scheduled non-stop service from St. John's to Orlando, one of our most popular sun destinations," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "This new service represents our airline's flexibility to meet the needs of our guests."

WestJet will fly between St. John's and Orlando weekly each Sunday. Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new service from February 20 to May 8, 2011:

    St. John's - Orlando (every Sunday between February 20 and May 8, 2011)
    Flight                         Departure            Arrival
    From St. John's (WS1948)       7 a.m.               10:58 a.m.
    From Orlando (WS1049)          12:30 p.m.           6:11 p.m.

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet's scheduled destinations, including packages from St. John's to Orlando starting at $559, 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. Named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, 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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