WestJet unveils service to Kingston, Jamaica and Aruba

Airline's summer schedule is gonna be hot, mon

CALGARY, Jan. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today unveiled details of its summer schedule for 2012, which features two new sun destinations and the expansion of service from seasonal to year-round on four popular winter routes. The announcement comes following WestJet's release of new service between Toronto and New York's LaGuardia Airport, and details of domestic service to Whitehorse, Yukon.

WestJet will launch non-stop service between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Kingston, Jamaica, three times per week on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays starting April 30, 2012. On May 6, non-stop weekly service on Sundays between Aruba and Toronto Pearson will begin.

Full schedule details and great introductory one-way fares from $149 to Kingston and $189 to Aruba (plus applicable taxes and fees) are available by visiting westjet.com, by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538) or through your preferred travel agent. Flights to Kingston are subject to government approval.

"Once again, we believe this schedule represents measured and balanced growth across our network," said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. "We believe Kingston will be well received by Canadians and Jamaicans travelling between the island and Canada. Aruba's friendly people and beautiful landscape make it the ideal destination for families and couples, and a great addition to WestJet Vacations product offerings."

Starting in February, WestJet Vacations will offer flexible and great-value vacation packages to Aruba. Experience the island's turquoise waters and brilliant sand beaches, perfect for family getaways, groups and destination weddings. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com, contact a WestJet Vacations Experience Specialist at 1-877-737-7001 or see your preferred travel agent.

WestJet will also extend its non-stop service from seasonal to year-round between the following cities:

  • Vancouver and Kona
  • Vancouver and Kauai
  • Toronto and Santa Clara, Cuba
  • Toronto and San Juan, Puerto Rico

"This is an exciting time for our airline," concluded John MacLeod. "WestJetters across our network are excited to bring guests to these new destinations, introducing them to our great service and low fares."

Kingston and Aruba are WestJet's 29th and 30th sun destinations with non-stop service from Toronto Pearson International Airport. With a convenient domestic schedule offering connections via Toronto, experiencing a Caribbean getaway this summer begins at westjet.com.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 75-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 97 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 38 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 45 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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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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