WestJet launches new service to St. Maarten

Airline makes inaugural flight between Toronto and St. Maarten today

CALGARY, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new, seasonal non-stop service between Toronto and St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. The inaugural flight departs Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 10:15 a.m. ET today.

"WestJet is flying to so many exciting new destinations this winter," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Strategy and Planning. "One of the most exciting is the culture-rich island of St. Maarten. It's like getting two trips in one; land into the Princess Juliana International Airport in the Netherlands Antilles section of the island, but have the French part of St. Maarten to visit, too!"

WestJet will fly between Toronto and St. Maarten three times per week from now until April 29, 2010.

Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new service.

From November 1, 2009 to April 29, 2010:

    
    Toronto - St. Maarten (three times weekly until April 29, 2010)
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    Flight                             Departure                     Arrival
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    From Toronto - WS2652              10:15 a.m.                   3:45 p.m.
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    From St. Maarten - WS2653           4:35 p.m.                   8:45 p.m.
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One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $159, 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.

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet's scheduled destinations, including packages to St. Maarten starting at $799, plus applicable fees and taxes, for a seven-night stay. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com.

WestJet flies non-stop from Toronto to some of the most beautiful sun destinations anywhere, including Cancun, Barbados, St. Lucia, Montego Bay, Nassau, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, La Romana, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Fort Myers and Tampa. As part of its 2009-2010 winter schedule, WestJet is also adding non-stop service from Toronto to Cozumel, Miami, Freeport, Cayo Coco, Holguin, Varadero, and Turks and Caicos. One-way fares for Bahamas destinations start at $99, for Mexico at $129 and for the Caribbean at $145, plus applicable fees and taxes.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 66-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, 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 81 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 54 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

    
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SOURCE WestJet

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


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