Airline's popular non-stop service returns with additional aircraft and more flights
CALGARY, July 25, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it has leased two Boeing 757-200 aircraft from Thomas Cook Airlines to deliver more non-stop, daytime service between Calgary and Honolulu and Maui, and between Edmonton and Maui.
Pending regulatory approval*, flights are scheduled to begin December 13, 2012, and continue through April 21, 2013. Details of WestJet's seasonal non-stop service include:
Just as in the previous year, WestJet flight attendants will be on board the Boeing 757-200s to ensure the same great WestJet guest experience. Thomas Cook Airlines will provide the aircraft and pilots. The agreement complements the announcement in April that WestJet's Boeing 737 aircraft will provide more seat capacity for Thomas Cook in the 2012-2013 winter season. As an expansion to its successful, two-year, Canada-wide, partnership, WestJet is the only airline providing capacity for Thomas Cook's tour operator arm in the Canadian market.
"With this agreement, we can deliver our award-winning guest experience to more Albertans using a larger aircraft with greater range," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "The decision to lease a second aircraft is a direct response to demand for service, and the additional flying will allow us to offer three additional daytime flights this winter at low fares. With this additional aircraft, we're pleased to offer each route one additional round-trip flight per week over last year."
WestJet Vacations is pleased to offer a wide range of flexible and affordable vacation packages with a strong selection of hotels and condominiums. Choose from 37 locations in Oahu (Honolulu) and 36 in Maui, ranging from studio to one, two and three bedrooms, many of which are located close to or on the beach. For families looking for something truly magical this winter, WestJet Vacations offers packages to Disney's newest property, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, featuring the only teen spa in Hawaii, a kids club with an array of activities, an 8,200 square foot pool and the only private snorkel reef on the island.
Guests who book a vacation package can be sure to receive the best price with the WestJet Vacation Price Guarantee. Under its terms, should an identical WestJet Vacations package decrease in price at any time prior to 21 days before departure, guests and travel agents can call WestJet Vacations and the difference in cost will be refunded to the original form of payment. The guarantee can also be used multiple times should the price continue to drop.
The WestJet Vacations price guarantee is offered to guests who book a minimum three-night WestJet Vacations package before October 31, 2012, for travel between September 4, 2012 and June 27, 2013. For full details and restrictions, please visit westjetvacations.com.
"We look forward to bringing Albertans to the islands of Hawaii again this year," concluded Bob Cummings. "Albertans can count on their preferred airline to offer the same friendly and caring service they've come to know as they embark on their Hawaiian vacation this year."
For more information on this service, please visit westjet.com/Alberta-Hawaii.
*Flights to be operated by Thomas Cook Airlines 757, subject to CTA concurrence.
WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 81-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 99 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 36 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 50 destinations in 15 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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