Canada's low-fare leader increases transcontinental capacity
CALGARY, Feb. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced even more non-stop flights between Vancouver and Toronto as Canadians prepare for the busy summer travel season.
WestJet, Canada's most-preferred airline, will add nearly two dozen more flights between May 3 and October 24, increasing overall capacity between Vancouver and Toronto by more than 10 per cent. The schedule features up to 10 daily flights in the spring, 11 during the peak travel months of July and August, and nine in the fall.
"This is the time of year when many Canadians sit down to make their summer travel plans," said Chris Avery, WestJet's Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "WestJet's extensive domestic, transborder and international network of more than 90 cities in 20 countries opens up a world of possibilities. Whether visiting family and friends or taking a much-needed summer holiday, Canadians know they can depend on WestJet's trusted brand, low fares and remarkable guest experience."
WestJet also offers up to 12 daily non-stop flights between Calgary and Toronto, nine from Edmonton to Toronto and six from Winnipeg to Toronto. From Toronto, guests connecting eastward have 10 cities in Quebec and Atlantic Canada to choose from, as well as eight destinations in the U.S. and 21 throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.
WestJet's growing network now includes Europe and the U.K. Beginning May 29, 2015, WestJet will offer seasonal daily flights between Toronto and Glasgow, Scotland, with a brief stop in Halifax. This follows the airline's hugely successful launch of its first transatlantic service between Toronto and Dublin, Ireland, via St. John's, last summer. Seasonal daily flights to Dublin resume on May 1, 2015.
"The confidence and trust Canadians have in WestJet allows us to continue to grow and offer more destinations," said Chris Avery. "As we approach our 19th birthday at the end of this month, we are enormously grateful for their support and loyalty."
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.
Recent recognition includes:
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine and RewardsCanada.ca)
2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)
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