WestJet launches service between Hamilton and Las Vegas

Inaugural flight marks start of trial service from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

CALGARY, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - WestJet today launches its twice-weekly service from Hamilton to Las Vegas for an 11-week trial period. The inaugural flight leaves at 6 p.m. EDT today from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

"As we said when we announced the service back in July, this is something new for us," said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. "We had a window of additional flying time and we wanted to offer Hamiltonians this additional service to thank them for their loyalty as well as to test the feasibility of service from Hamilton to Las Vegas. We hope our guests will take full advantage of this opportunity to demonstrate that it's a viable option for WestJet to consider as our fleet grows in the years to come."

Service from Hamilton to Las Vegas will operate Mondays and Fridays from September 9 to November 28, 2011. One-way fares for this service are available from $159 plus applicable taxes and fees.

  Depart Arrive
Hamilton - Las Vegas 6 p.m. 7:39 p.m.
Las Vegas - Hamilton 9:45 a.m. 5:05 p.m.

WestJet Vacations has a full range of convenient and affordable vacation packages to Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.westjetvacations.com

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's favourite 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 96 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 39 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book travel experiences to 45 destinations in 12 countries, including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive network and world-class guest experience, WestJet Vacations offers guests a great flight schedule and a wide variety of hotel and resort options to create fun and affordable vacation experiences. For more information, visit www.westjetvacations.com.


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

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