WestJet launches service to and from Yellowknife

    Airline makes inaugural return flight from Edmonton to Yellowknife today

    CALGARY, May 4 /CNW/ - WestJet began daily, non-stop, seasonal service
between Edmonton and Yellowknife today.
    "Today marks another milestone for WestJet, as we work to connect
Canadians across all points of our geographic and cultural compass," said Bob
Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Guest Experience and Marketing.
"We are proud to bring travellers to experience our spectacular Canadian
north, and we are delighted to offer Yellowknifers easy and affordable access
to our growing 55-city network in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the
    "WestJet is also proud to be one of the newest members of the Yellowknife
and NWT chambers of commerce," Bob Cummings added. "We look forward to meeting
many people at our booth at Yellowknife's Greatest Indoor Show this weekend,
and supporting a variety of community groups and organizations in the months
    Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new seasonal non-stop
service between Yellowknife and Edmonton, starting May 4, 2009.

    Yellowknife - Edmonton (daily)

    Flight                         Departure      Arrival
    From Yellowknife - WS635       1:20 p.m.      3:02 p.m.
    From Edmonton - WS422          11 a.m.        12:47 p.m.

    This news service is part of WestJet's enhanced summer schedule, which
also includes the addition of three more destinations: Sydney, N.S., San Diego
and San Francisco, as well as increased frequency in its existing network.
More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced summer schedule and low
introductory fares is available at westjet.com.

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 55-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 79 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 42 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013,
WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.

For further information:

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

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