Airline's popular non-stop service returns with additional aircraft and
CALGARY, July 25, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it has leased two
Boeing 757-200 aircraft from Thomas Cook Airlines to deliver more
non-stop, daytime service between Calgary and Honolulu and Maui, and
between Edmonton and Maui.
Pending regulatory approval*, flights are scheduled to begin December
13, 2012, and continue through April 21, 2013. Details of WestJet's
seasonal non-stop service include:
Just as in the previous year, WestJet flight attendants will be on board
the Boeing 757-200s to ensure the same great WestJet guest experience.
Thomas Cook Airlines will provide the aircraft and pilots. The
agreement complements the announcement in April that WestJet's Boeing
737 aircraft will provide more seat capacity for Thomas Cook in the
2012-2013 winter season. As an expansion to its successful, two-year,
Canada-wide, partnership, WestJet is the only airline providing
capacity for Thomas Cook's tour operator arm in the Canadian market.
"With this agreement, we can deliver our award-winning guest experience
to more Albertans using a larger aircraft with greater range," said Bob
Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest
Experience. "The decision to lease a second aircraft is a direct
response to demand for service, and the additional flying will allow us
to offer three additional daytime flights this winter at low fares.
With this additional aircraft, we're pleased to offer each route one
additional round-trip flight per week over last year."
WestJet Vacations is pleased to offer a wide range of flexible and affordable vacation packages with a strong selection of hotels and condominiums. Choose from 37
locations in Oahu (Honolulu) and 36 in Maui, ranging from studio to
one, two and three bedrooms, many of which are located close to or on
the beach. For families looking for something truly magical this
winter, WestJet Vacations offers packages to Disney's newest property, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, featuring the only teen spa in Hawaii, a kids club with an array of
activities, an 8,200 square foot pool and the only private snorkel reef
on the island.
Guests who book a vacation package can be sure to receive the best price
with the WestJet Vacation Price Guarantee. Under its terms, should an identical WestJet Vacations package
decrease in price at any time prior to 21 days before departure, guests
and travel agents can call WestJet Vacations and the difference in cost
will be refunded to the original form of payment. The guarantee can
also be used multiple times should the price continue to drop.
The WestJet Vacations price guarantee is offered to guests who book a
minimum three-night WestJet Vacations package before October 31, 2012,
for travel between September 4, 2012 and June 27, 2013. For full
details and restrictions, please visit westjetvacations.com.
"We look forward to bringing Albertans to the islands of Hawaii again
this year," concluded Bob Cummings. "Albertans can count on their
preferred airline to offer the same friendly and caring service they've
come to know as they embark on their Hawaiian vacation this year."
For more information on this service, please visit westjet.com/Alberta-Hawaii.
*Flights to be operated by Thomas Cook Airlines 757, subject to CTA
WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service
throughout its 81-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 99 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future
confirmed deliveries for an additional 36 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 50 destinations in 15 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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