WestJet launches new service between Windsor and Calgary

Airline makes first flight from the City of Roses to the Heart of the New West

CALGARY, May 31 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new seasonal non-stop service between Windsor and Calgary. The inaugural flight from the City of Roses departs Windsor International Airport at 4:15 p.m. EDT today.

"It's a very special honour for me to be the WestJetter chosen to host this inaugural flight because I lived, attended school and worked in Windsor," said Ferio Pugliese, WestJet Executive Vice-President, People and Culture. "I know first-hand that there are many people in southwestern Ontario with relatives in Western Canada, and WestJet's seasonal service is a wonderful way to connect family and friends during the warm summer months. With convenient connections to cities like Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Kelowna, Abbotsford, Vancouver and Victoria, this service is ideal for both leisure and business travellers."

WestJet will fly daily between Windsor and Calgary until October 30, 2010.

"Our community has been waiting for the return of WestJet and we are absolutely thrilled that WestJet will once again provide our community with direct access and service to Calgary," said Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis, who is also Chair of the YQG (Windsor International Airport) Board of Directors. "WestJet's commitment and loyal service to its customers complement our continued efforts at YQG to offer our residents and passengers premiere service."

"We are delighted for the launch of daily service to Calgary on WestJet today," said Federica Nazzani, President and CEO of Windsor International Airport. "Windsor Essex and the region can now enjoy the convenient, hassle-free and friendly experience of flying to many WestJet destinations from Windsor International Airport. Thank you to our partner, WestJet, for choosing Windsor. We look forward to welcoming and serving the needs of the community at YQG."

The schedule details of WestJet's new service are:

    Calgary - Windsor (daily)
    Flight                      Departure         Arrival
    From Calgary - WS706        10 a.m.           3:23 p.m.
    From Windsor - WS707        4:15 p.m.         6:14 p.m.

One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $195 plus applicable taxes and fees. Fares are available by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538), your preferred travel agent or by visiting www.westjet.com.

As part of its 2010 summer schedule, WestJet is also resuming its seasonal service from Calgary to three other destinations - check out the bright lights of New York (via Newark), the coastal charm of St. John's and the stunning landscape of San Francisco, with one-way fares starting at $215 for New York, $199 for St. John's and $119 for San Francisco, plus applicable fees and taxes.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 68-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 88 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 47 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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

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