WestJet launches service to Maui and Honolulu

Airline provides more Albertans with service to Hawaii's most popular islands - and no "lei-overs"

CALGARY, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - WestJet today launches the return of non-stop service from Calgary to Maui and Honolulu. The inaugural flight makes its first departure from Calgary International Airport at 7:30 a.m. MST today.

The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200 leased from North American Airlines, offers additional capacity and more access to the only daytime scheduled non-stop flights between Alberta and the popular Hawaiian islands.

"Following a very successful launch of these routes last winter, we have made more seats available this year through the lease of a larger aircraft, demonstrating once again that WestJet continues to find new and innovative ways to bring low fares and high value to more guests than ever before," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning."

WestJet will fly between Calgary and Maui three times weekly and between Calgary and Honolulu weekly. Following are the schedule details of WestJet's service from February 12, 2011, to April 30, 2011:

    Calgary - Maui (three times weekly until April 30, 2011)
    Flight                     Days               Departure       Arrival
    From Calgary (WS3006)      Mon                11:15 a.m.      3:29 p.m.
    From Calgary (WS3004)      Thu, Sat           7:30 a.m.       11:41 a.m.
    From Maui (WS3005)         Wed, Thu, Sun      1:30 p.m.       10:49 p.m.

    Calgary - Honolulu (weekly until April 30, 2011)
    Flight                     Day                Departure       Arrival
    From Calgary (WS3008)      Fri                7:30 a.m.       11:44 a.m.
    From Honolulu (WS3009)     Fri                1:30 p.m.       11:01 p.m.

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet's scheduled destinations, including packages between Calgary and Maui starting at $869 for air and six nights accommodation or Calgary and Honolulu starting at $939 for air and seven nights accommodation, plus applicable fees and taxes. For more information, call a WestJet Vacations Experience Specialist at 1-877-737-7001, your preferred travel agent or visit 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 93 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 42 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

About WestJet Vacations

Launched in 2006, WestJet Vacations provides guests with a wide selection of vacation packages to popular vacation destinations in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's friendly employees, extensive network and solid value proposition, WestJet Vacations offers guests a fun, friendly and caring vacation experience.

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

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