Buenos Dias Mexico! WestJet Adds Scheduled Service to Mazatlan and San Jose del Cabo/Cabo San Lucas



    Airline also adds third Hawaiian destination of Kona

    CALGARY, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced the
introduction of seasonal non-stop service to two new international
destinations in Mexico: Mazatlan from Calgary and Edmonton; and San Jose del
Cabo/Cabo San Lucas from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. These new sun
destinations are part of WestJet's enhanced winter schedule that also includes
the addition of a new seasonal non-stop route from Vancouver to Kona, Hawaii.
    "Mexico represents the fourth international country for scheduled
service," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Guest
Experience and Marketing. "These announcements are part of WestJet's measured
expansion plans to fly to over 60 destinations by 2013. Our fleet of Boeing
Next-Generation 737 aircraft is perfectly suited for these destinations,
providing live seatback TV and pay-per-view movies at every seat. We are
confident that the exceptional guest experience provided by our more than
6,400 WestJetters will make these destinations a success.
    "Turning to Kona, WestJet is quickly becoming the airline of choice for
Canadians travelling to Hawaii. Our flights to Hawaii have increased to 21
flights weekly from 14 last winter and we also have improved schedules for our
guests' convenience.
    "In three short years, WestJet has grown to 18 sun destinations offering
guests across Canada the opportunity to travel south in the winter. WestJet
also recently announced the addition of three new Caribbean destinations:
Montego Bay (Jamaica), Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) and Punta Cana
(Dominican Republic)."
    "This is exciting news for WestJet Vacations," said John Hamilton,
Vice-President, WestJet Vacations. "This expansion enriches the already strong
package offerings to our sun destinations. We will be making exciting
announcements for these new destinations shortly. I am confident that our
value-added vacation packages will offer something for everyone."
    Starting in December 2007 and January 2008, WestJet will provide seasonal
non-stop service to the following new sun destinations:

    
    Calgary - San Jose del Cabo/Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Thursdays and
     Sundays)
    Starting December 20, 2007. Introductory fare $199(i)
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    Flight                              Departure                    Arrival
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    From Calgary - WS1172               10:30 a.m.                  2:56 p.m.
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    From San Jose del Cabo - WS1173      3:50 p.m.                  8:20 p.m.
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    Calgary - Mazatlan, Mexico (Saturdays)
    Starting December 22, 2007. Introductory fare $199(i)
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    Flight                              Departure                    Arrival
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    From Calgary - WS1174                1:00 p.m.                  5:23 p.m.
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    From Mazatlan - WS1175               6:15 p.m.                 10:57 p.m.
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    Edmonton - San Jose del Cabo/Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Fridays)
    Starting December 21, 2007. Introductory fare $219(i)
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    Flight                              Departure                    Arrival
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    From Edmonton - WS1184               7:45 a.m.                 12:22 p.m.
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    From San Jose del Cabo - WS1185      1:10 p.m.                  6:11 p.m.
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    Edmonton - Mazatlan, Mexico (Saturdays)
    Starting December 22, 2007. Introductory fare $219(i)
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    Flight                              Departure                    Arrival
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    From Edmonton - WS1182              11:05 a.m.                  3:39 p.m.
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    From Mazatlan - WS1183               4:30 p.m.                  9:37 p.m.
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    Vancouver - San Jose del Cabo/Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Saturdays)
    Starting December 22, 2007. Introductory fare $199(i)
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    Flight                              Departure                    Arrival
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    From Vancouver - WS1190             10:45 a.m.                  4:13 p.m.
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    From San Jose del Cabo - WS1191      5:05 p.m.                  8:40 p.m.
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    Vancouver - Kona, Hawaii (Thursdays and Sundays)
    Starting January 13, 2008. Introductory fare $249(i)
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    Flight                              Departure                    Arrival
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    From Vancouver - WS0930              6:30 p.m.                 10:58 p.m.
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    From Kona - WS0931                  11:59 p.m.                  7:38 a.m.
                                                                   (next day)
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    "WestJet is very pleased to have received designation from the Canadian
government to fly scheduled service into these Mexican sun destinations," said
Bob Cummings. "This decision bodes well for future international destinations
and we look forward to working with Transport Canada in the future."
    More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced winter schedule and
low introductory fares is available at westjet.com. Seats are available for
sale immediately and can be booked online at westjet.com, by calling
1-888-WESTJET or through travel agents.

    
    (i) Book by August 30, 2007 for travel from December 20, 2007 until
        January 31, 2008. Fares available on non-stop flights only and
        flights may not operate on certain days. No advance purchase
        required. Taxes, fees and surcharges are extra where applicable.
        Seats at these fares are limited and may not be available on all
        flights. New bookings only. 100% non-refundable. Offer combinable
        with other fares. All fares shown are one-way. See westjet.com for
        details.
    

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service
throughout its 38-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's
most admired corporate culture in 2005 and 2006, WestJet pioneered low-cost
high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats on its
modern fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback
television provided by Bell ExpressVu on the majority of its fleet, WestJet
strives to be the number one choice for travellers.





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Website: www.westjet.com


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