Airline tackles demand for seats, throws long all the way to Toronto (and back)
CALGARY, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will add flights between Calgary and Toronto to accommodate demand from football fans to huddle up for centennial Grey Cup celebrations in Toronto this weekend. The Calgary Stampeders will play the Toronto Argonauts for CFL supremacy at Rogers Centre on Sunday, November 25.
WestJet will add one flight on Friday from Calgary to Toronto and one flight on Monday from Toronto to Calgary, plus return flights in the opposite direction each day. In addition to the seven flights we offer each weekday, seats on these additional flights are now available for purchase on westjet.com, by calling our Sales Super Centre at 1-888-937-8538 or through your preferred travel agent.
"The Grey Cup is Canada's oldest professional sports trophy and a truly Canadian celebration," said Bob Cummings, WestJet's Executive Vice-President of Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "This year, as we celebrate the 100th Grey Cup Championship in Toronto, we're calling the signals. Flights between Calgary and Toronto are almost completely sold out, so we're changing the play. In support of this iconic Canadian tradition, we are adding two more flights to help get more fans over their goal line."
Guests wishing to travel to and from Toronto for Grey Cup weekend are urged to book quickly, as seats on these two additional flights are expected to sell very quickly. Please note that no regularly scheduled flights were punted to make way for these additional flights.
"In addition to the Stampeders and Argonauts, we, too, have a remarkable team," Bob Cummings told a scrum of sports reporters. "We're gonna take these additional flights one at a time. Our WestJetters have worked hard to get to this point and I know we're going to give 110 per cent this weekend. Like Canadians all across our great country, we are super-excited about Grey Cup and we're going to be extra-fun and extra-friendly this weekend."
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 81 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet has pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 8,600 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of 99 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft with future confirmed deliveries for an additional 36 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft through 2018 and plans to launch a low-cost regional airline in 2013, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
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Media Relations, 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), [email protected].