WestJet announces new service to Phoenix

Airline adds industry-leading 10th non-stop destination from Regina

CALGARY, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will launch new non-stop seasonal service this winter between Regina and Phoenix.

From December 18, 2010, until April 30, 2011, guests will be able to fly non-stop between Regina and Phoenix once weekly on Saturdays. The aircraft will leave Regina at 6 a.m. and arrive in Phoenix at 8:02 a.m. (local times). The return flight leaves Phoenix at 9:35 a.m. and arrives in Regina at 1:33 p.m.

"For a quick winter getaway, more and more guests in Western Canada are choosing Phoenix because of its proximity and affordability," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "We are also very pleased to be adding an unprecedented 10th non-stop service out of Regina. We want to thank the people of southern Saskatchewan for their ongoing support of WestJet."

With the addition of this new service to Phoenix, WestJet now flies non-stop from Regina to more destinations than any other airline, including Las Vegas, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

"The Regina Airport Authority (RAA) is very pleased with WestJet's announcement of once weekly non-stop service from Regina to Phoenix during the upcoming winter travel season," said Jim Hunter, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Regina Airport Authority. "This new service is a clear demonstration of the ongoing co-operation between the RAA and WestJet in their efforts to provide the widest possible variety of service to the people of Regina and southern Saskatchewan."

Here are the details of WestJet's new seasonal service between Regina and Phoenix.

Route Service dates    Frequency    Day    Departure/   
   Regina - Phoenix    December 18, 2010,
to April 30, 2011
  Saturday    6 a.m./
8:02 a.m.
Phoenix - Regina December 18, 2010,
to April 30, 2011
   Saturday    9:35 a.m./
1:33 p.m.

Book by August 25, 2010, to take advantage of special introductory one-way fares for travel by February 8, 2011. These are now available in both directions, on non-stop flights only, starting at $169 plus applicable taxes and fees. Fares are offered online at www.westjet.com, through WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (1-888-937-8538) or through preferred travel agents.

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet's scheduled destinations, including seven-night packages to Phoenix from $799 plus applicable fees and taxes. For more information, contact your preferred travel agent, call WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 or visit www.westjetvacations.com.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-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, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 90 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 45 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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Media contact
Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397)
email: ropalmer@westjet.com

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