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WestJet adds Yellowknife, Sydney, San Francisco and San Diego to its network

19th December 2008 - 07:47 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


WestJet today announced the addition of four new seasonal destinations and new seasonal non-stop service to many Canadian and U.S. cities as part of its 2009 enhanced summer schedule. The four new destinations expand WestJet's network to 55 cities across Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.

New seasonal non-stop service between Edmonton and Yellowknife, and Toronto and Sydney, N.S., begins on May 4 and 5, 2009, respectively. WestJet will also launch new seasonal non-stop service between Calgary and San Diego on June 1, 2009, and between Calgary and San Francisco on June 2, 2009.

"These new destinations, along with expanded service to other Canadian and U.S. cities, are part of our ongoing efforts to bring our world-class guest experience to more and more travellers," said Bob Cummings, WestJet's Executive Vice-President of Guest Experience and Marketing. "Despite a challenging economic climate, we are undeterred in our strategy and will continue to position WestJet to become the market share leader in Canada by 2013.

"We are extremely proud of these new routes," he added. "We are excited to be flying to Canada's north for the first time in our history and look forward to connecting more Canadians with Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories. We also look forward to giving our guests the chance to sample the rich and unique culture of Sydney and Cape Breton Island."

The new U.S. destinations represent a significant expansion of WestJet's service to California. "We know that our guests already enjoy visiting Los Angeles and Palm Springs, and San Diego and San Francisco will be just as popular," Bob Cummings said. "These new destinations move us closer to making WestJet and WestJet Vacations a leading airline and vacation provider into the United States and, with year-round service to Montego Bay, to the Caribbean as well."

The announcement of these new destinations is part of WestJet's enhanced summer schedule, which also includes new seasonal non-stop service between Vancouver and Saskatoon and Regina, Vancouver and Fort McMurray, Toronto and Fort McMurray, Vancouver and London, Ont., and London, Ont., and Halifax.

More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced summer schedule and low introductory fares is available at Seats are available for sale immediately and can be booked online at or through travel agents.

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 76 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 45 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.


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