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WestJet announces service to Orange County

January 26, 2011   |  

Airline's summer schedule brings Knott's, Surf City and Mickey Mouse alongside expanded service across its network

CALGARY, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will begin non-stop service from Vancouver and Calgary to Orange County, California, beginning May 2 and June 13, 2011, respectively, as part of its summer schedule.

"O.C. is a great addition to our already successful service to Los Angeles," said Hugh Dunleavy, Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "John Wayne Airport, located only minutes from Anaheim, offers car rentals on site and provides our guests with a gateway to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and the surfing hot spot of Huntington Beach as well as water parks, historic landmarks and plenty of shopping attractions. With convenient connections from many great Canadian cities, we are confident that this new destination will be a hit with our guests."

Details of WestJet's new service to Orange County are as follows:

 

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Route                     Start Date    Frequency    Dep/Arr Times
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Vancouver -                                          Outbound
 Orange County            May 2, 2011   daily        10:30 a.m./1:23 p.m.
Introductory fares                                   Return
 starting at $99                                     2:15 p.m./5:05 p.m.
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Calgary -                                            Outbound
 Orange County            June 13, 2011 daily        9:30 a.m./11:49 a.m.
Introductory fares                                   Return
 starting at $99                                     12:30 p.m./4:35 p.m.
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WestJet Vacations offers packages to Orange County for as low as $439 from Vancouver and $459 from Calgary including air and four nights accommodation plus applicable taxes and fees. For more information on this and other offers, please visit www.westjetvacations.com

WestJet's 2011 summer schedule also includes increased service to popular destinations, showing continued yet measured growth across its network.

"This year's summer schedule is built to provide WestJet guests with ample travel opportunities and choices. You'll see daily service from Vancouver to Maui and Honolulu and daily service between Toronto and Cancun, to name a few. Overall, we're offering expanded summer service across our network," continued Hugh Dunleavy.

 

Details of the summer 2011 routes with increases are as follows:

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    Route                             Dates      Frequency           Days
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    Vancouver - Honolulu
    Fares starting at $229         May 2, 2011      daily         Mon to Sun
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    Vancouver - Maui
    Fares starting at $269         May 2, 2011      daily         Mon to Sun
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    Vancouver - Las Vegas
    Fares starting at $119         May 2, 2011   twice daily      Mon to Sun
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    Calgary - Phoenix
    Fares starting at $159        May 30, 2011      daily         Mon to Sun
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    Calgary - Las Vegas
    Fares starting at $139        May 16, 2011   twice daily      Mon to Sun
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    Calgary - Palm Springs                       three times
    Fares starting at $159        May 30, 2011      weekly       Tue/Thu/Sun
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    Calgary - San Diego                           five times     Mon/Wed/Fri/
    Fares starting at $159        May 30, 2011      weekly          Sat/Sun
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    Calgary - Cancun                              four times
    Fares starting at $199         May 2, 2011      weekly    Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat
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    Calgary - Puerto Vallarta                    three times
    Fares starting at $199         May 3, 2011      weekly        Tue/Fri/Sat
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    Calgary - Edmonton                             six times
    Fares starting at $79          May 2, 2011       daily        Mon to Fri
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    Edmonton - Los Angeles
    Fares starting at $139         May 2, 2011       daily        Mon to Sun
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    Toronto - Cancun
    Fares starting at $179         May 2, 2011       daily        Mon to Sun
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    Toronto - St. Maarten
    Fares starting at $199         May 3, 2011   twice weekly        Tue/Sun
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    Toronto - Turks and Caicos
    Fares starting at $219         May 2, 2011   twice weekly        Mon/Sat
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    Toronto - Calgary                             nine times
    Fares starting at $209         May 2, 2011       daily        Mon to Fri
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    Toronto - Deer Lake           Jun 24 - Sep
    Fares starting at $179           6, 2011     twice daily      Mon to Sun
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    Toronto - Fort McMurray       Jun 24 - Sep
    Fares starting at $259           6, 2011         daily        Mon to Sun
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    Toronto - Vancouver                           nine times
    Fares starting at $229         May 2, 2011       daily        Mon to Fri
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    Halifax - Ottawa
    Fares starting at $99          May 2, 2011   twice daily      Mon to Sun
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WestJet also announced that service between Toronto and Grand Cayman will carry into summer as year-round service.

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    Toronto - Grand Cayman
    Fares starting at $169         May 1, 2011       weekly            Sun
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About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-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, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 92 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 43 aircraft through 2017, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

 

About WestJet Vacations

Launched in 2006, WestJet Vacations provides guests with a wide selection of vacation packages to popular vacation destinations in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's friendly employees, extensive network and solid value proposition, WestJet Vacations offers guests a fun, friendly and caring vacation experience.
 
For further information: Media contact: Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: ropalmer@westjet.com