Airline's 2015-2016 winter schedule enhances service across its network
CALGARY, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it is launching new non-stop service to Florida, Mexico and Costa Rica, as well as adding more than 85 flights across its growing domestic and international network as part of its winter 2015-2016 flight schedule. WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, will also begin service three times a day to Boston, its first U.S. destination.
"WestJet continues to enhance its strong position in key sun markets with the addition of more destinations in areas popular with Canadian travellers," said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "Our upcoming winter schedule also adds many new routes, extends routes from seasonal to year-round and increases frequencies within Canada to improve our business and leisure products. In particular, our new non-stop service to Boston from Halifax and Toronto complements our growing list of U.S. business destinations."
WestJet will launch new non-stop service between Toronto and West Palm Beach and Toronto and Sarasota, as well as between Toronto and Boston and Halifax and Boston. The airline will also introduce new service to Mexico between Toronto and Huatulco, Toronto and Merida, and Toronto and Cabo San Lucas, as well as additional service to Costa Rica between Toronto and San Jose (SJO). WestJet already serves Liberia. For more information, please visit westjet.com.
Guests flying from the Region of Waterloo International Airport and Charlottetown Airport will see new weekly non-stop flights to Orlando.
Details of WestJet's new routes from Central and Eastern Canada for the winter of 2015-2016:
|Toronto - Boston||Three times daily||7:05 a.m.||8:42 a.m.||Mar. 15, 2016|
|Toronto - Boston||Three times daily||12:20 p.m.||1:57 p.m.||Mar. 15, 2016|
|Toronto - Boston||Three times daily||5:40 p.m.||7:15 p.m.||Mar. 15, 2016|
|Toronto - Sarasota||Twice weekly||8:05 a.m.||11:06 a.m.||Dec. 18, 2015|
|Toronto - West Palm Beach||Twice weekly||7:25 a.m.||10:32 a.m.||Dec. 11, 2015|
|Toronto - Huatulco||Twice weekly||9:15 a.m.||1:55 p.m.||Dec. 13, 2015|
|Toronto - Merida||Weekly||8:15 a.m.||11:33 a.m.||Dec. 15, 2015|
|Toronto - Cabo San Lucas||Weekly||9:15 a.m.||12:32 p.m.||Dec. 19, 2015|
|Toronto - San Jose, CR||Twice weekly||9:15 a.m.||1:40 p.m.||Dec. 15, 2015|
|Kitchener - Orlando||Weekly||9:45 a.m.||12:30 p.m.||Dec. 10, 2015|
|Halifax - Boston||Daily||12:50 p.m.||1:38 p.m.||Apr. 15, 2016|
|Charlottetown - Orlando||Weekly||4:50 p.m.||8:06 p.m.||Dec. 18, 2015|
One-way fares are available starting at:
|Departing||Arriving||Air transportation charges (ATC)||Taxes, fees and charges||Total one-way price from|
|Base fare from||Other ATC|
|Toronto||West Palm Beach||$110.00||$7.50||$91.62||$209.12*CAD|
|Toronto||San Jose, CR||$183.00||$7.50||$75.18||$265.68*CAD|
*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com for details.
WestJet is also increasing service from a number of destinations within Central and Eastern Canada including Toronto, Halifax, St. John's, Deer Lake and Charlottetown, as well as from Toronto to Liberia, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana. For full details, please visit westjet.com.
The airline will also add new non-stop flights between Calgary and Florida, Costa Rica and Mexico, and between Vancouver and Orlando. A number of increased frequencies in Western Canada are also being announced today. For full details, please visit westjet.com.
WestJet Vacations offers high-value vacation packages to Huatulco, Merida and San Jose, Costa Rica. Book early and save up to 35 per cent at select hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean, all backed by WestJet Vacations' price-drop guarantee. For details, please visit www.westjet.com.
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to more than 90 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods ̶ even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.
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