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WestJet launches new service from Ottawa to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

28th November 2008 - 06:24 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


WestJet today announced it will fly new non-stop short-season service from Ottawa to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, beginning January 8, 2009.

WestJet will fly twice weekly on Monday and Thursday with departures from Ottawa at 9:30 a.m., arriving in Fort Lauderdale at 1:09 p.m. The return flight leaves Fort Lauderdale at 2 p.m. and arrives in Ottawa at 5:11 p.m.

One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, start at $89 for travel until January 26, 2009. Guests must book by December 10, 2008, on or by calling the WestJet Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET(937-8538).

"Like many Canadians, the people who live in and around our nation's capital look forward to getting away at some point during the winter months," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Guest Experience and Marketing. "We constantly look at our network of destinations and we saw the opportunity to introduce a short-term seasonal flight for our Ottawa guests. We believe it will be successful and if so, as we continue to take delivery of aircraft in the future, the opportunity exists to extend the service."

Seats are available for sale immediately and can be booked online at or through travel agents. More detailed information about WestJet's winter schedule and low fares is available at For more information on vacation packages from Ottawa, please visit

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering scheduled service throughout its 51-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's most admired corporate culture in 2005, 2006 and 2007, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of 76 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback television provided by Bell TV. 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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