WestJet launches service to Whitehorse

Airline makes first flights to and from the home of the midnight sun

CALGARY, May 17, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new, non-stop seasonal service between Vancouver and Whitehorse. The airline's inaugural flight from Vancouver departs at 6:40 p.m. PDT. The inaugural flight from Whitehorse will depart on Friday, May 18 at 8:30 a.m. PDT.

"We are pleased to expand our domestic network as part of this year's summer schedule," said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. "This new service to Whitehorse will allow guests travelling through our network the opportunity to experience the beauty of Yukon and the adventure opportunities that await. For the people of the Yukon, we're pleased to welcome them into our network where they can enjoy what our 75 other destinations have to offer."

Starting today, WestJet will offer daily service between Vancouver International Airport and Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport.

Vancouver - Whitehorse (daily until October 27, 2012)

Flight Departure    Arrival
From Vancouver (WS 367) 6:40 p.m. 9:02 p.m.
From Whitehorse (WS 676)   8:30 a.m. 10:46 a.m.  

Full schedule details and great one-way fares from Vancouver and from Whitehorse are available from $179 plus applicable fees, taxes and surcharges. Seats are available by visiting westjet.com, calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (1-888-937-8538) or through your preferred travel agent.

WestJet Vacations offers a great selection of air and hotel packages for Yukoners looking to enjoy flexible and affordable vacations this summer. Fly, stay and play at some of the most beautiful sun destination in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, including Las Vegas, Orange County-Anaheim, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Maui and Honolulu. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com, contact a WestJet Vacations Experience Specialist at 1-877-737-7001 or see your preferred travel agent.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 76-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 and leather seats on its modern fleet of 98 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 37 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book travel experiences to 47 destinations in 13 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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