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New Calgary-Miami flights take to the skies

octobre 28, 2013   |  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WestJet launches non-stop service to the Cruise Capital of the World


CALGARY, Alberta. October 28, 2013. Today WestJet launches new non-stop seasonal service between Calgary and Miami, Florida, home to the largest cruise ship port in the world. The first flight leaves Calgary International Airport at 1:30 p.m. MDT and arrives at Miami International Airport at 8:45 p.m. EDT.

“One of nine cities in Florida served by WestJet and its airline partners, Miami and beyond is now more easily accessible from Western Canada,” said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “Whether boarding a cruise ship for a vacation on the seas or soaking up Miami’s beautiful beaches or famous shopping and dining experiences, the city’s rich Spanish influence and world-class attractions make it one of the premier vacation destinations in the United States.”

“We are pleased to welcome WestJet’s newest destination in the sunshine state,” said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. “The new route from Calgary to Miami will not only further YYC’s connections to the southeastern United States and Caribbean, but will serve as a great link for business and leisure travellers alike.”

Details of WestJet’s new non-stop seasonal service between Calgary and Miami are:


Flight

Departing

Arriving

Effective

1500

Calgary at 1:30 p.m.

Miami at 8:43 p.m.

October 28, 2013

1501

Miami at 9:35 a.m.

Calgary at 1:45 p.m.

October 29, 2013

Today’s launch marks the start of service four times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until December 14, 2013. Effective December 16, 2013, the service increases to six times weekly (Monday through Saturday).

Miami International Airport is a major hub of American Airlines, one of WestJet’s airline partners. From Miami, WestJet guests have the opportunity to connect to many different AA destinations throughout the United States, Central and South America.TWestJet guests may also access Miami via American Airlines codeshare flights from Toronto and Montreal.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada’s most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 87 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,600 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world. This year, WestJet launched its new regional airline, WestJet Encore.


About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book travel experiences to 55 destinations in 18 countries, including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet’s fun and friendly image, extensive network and remarkable 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.

About WestJet Rewards
WestJet Rewards members earn WestJet dollars on WestJet flights, vacation packages and more. WestJet dollars can be used like cash towards the purchase of WestJet flights and WestJet Vacations packages on any date to any WestJet or WestJet Encore destination with no blackout periods, even on seat sales. More flights equal more benefits, including bonus WestJet dollars and Jet-Aways. Guests who use their WestJet RBC MasterCard will earn WestJet dollars even faster.

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