WestJet launches service from Prince George to Las Vegas

Today marks beginning of 11-week trial to gauge interest for future service

CALGARY, Sept. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - WestJet today launches twice-weekly service from Prince George to Las Vegas for an 11-week trial period. The inaugural flight leaves today at 11:45 a.m. PDT from the Prince George Airport.

"As announced back in July, we had a window of additional flying time over an 11-week period and we knew there was demand for service to Las Vegas from Prince George," said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. "So, we are taking the opportunity to test the feasibility of this service. We encourage the people of Prince George and the surrounding regional district to make good use of this service and demonstrate that it is a viable option to consider as our fleet grows."

"We are very excited to be partnering with WestJet to offer another non-stop flight from YXS," said John Gibson, President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority. "Now is the time to show that Northern Residents want and can support a direct flight to the Entertainment Capital of the World."

Service from Prince George to Las Vegas will operate as follows. One way fares for this service are available from $119 plus applicable taxes and fees.

  Dates Day of week Depart Arrive
Prince George  - Las Vegas Sept. 10 - Oct. 29 Saturday 11:45 a.m. 15:05 p.m.
Prince George  - Las Vegas Sept. 14 - Oct. 26 Wednesday 3 p.m. 6:20 p.m.
Prince George  - Las Vegas Nov. 1 - Nov. 26 Wednesday,
3 p.m. 6:13 p.m.
Las Vegas - Prince George Sept. 10 - Oct. 29 Saturday 7:30 a.m. 10:54 a.m.
Las Vegas - Prince George Sept. 14 - Oct. 26 Wednesday 10:15 a.m. 1:39 p.m.
Las Vegas - Prince George Nov. 1 - Nov. 26 Wednesday,
10:15 a.m. 1:52 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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