WestJet launches service to Orange County

June 13, 2011   |  


Airline brings Cowtown to Mouse town on inaugural flight today

CALGARY, Alberta. June 13, 2011. WestJet today launches new, non-stop service between Calgary and Orange County-Anaheim, California. The inaugural flight departs Calgary International Airport at 9:30 a.m. MT today.

“We’re so excited to introduce our guests to Orange County,” said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. “From the magnificent beaches to the great shopping attractions, this destination really does offer something for everyone. As Canada’s only airline providing non-stop service to Orange County, we’re able to offer WestJet guests quick access to Disneyland and we’re thrilled to bring guests closer to the magic of Disney.”

WestJet will offer daily service between Calgary and Orange County. The full schedule details of WestJet’s new service effective June 13, 2011, are as follows.

Calgary – Orange County (daily service)




From Calgary (WS 1542)

9:30 a.m.

11:49 a.m.

From Orange County (WS1543)

12:30 p.m.

4:35 p.m.

“Canadian families are making lifelong memories at Disneyland,” said Marlie Morrison, Managing Director of Sales and Marketing, Disney Parks & Resorts Canada. “WestJet’s new non-stop service from Calgary to Orange County makes it easier and more convenient than ever before.”

“We are thrilled to welcome WestJet’s non-stop service to Orange County to the list of many non-stop destinations that YYC serves,” said Stephan Poirier, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of The Calgary Airport Authority. “The direct link will serve as a popular destination for people of all ages looking for a quick and easy way to get to the happiest place on earth.”

One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $129 plus applicable taxes, fees and surcharges. Fares are available by calling WestJet’s Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538), contacting your preferred travel agent or by visiting westjet.com.

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet’s scheduled destinations, including packages to Orange County starting at $489, plus applicable taxes, fees and surcharges, for air and four nights accommodation. For more information, call one of our WestJet Vacations experience specialists at 1-877-737-7001, contact your preferred travel agent or visit westjetvacations.com.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada’s favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 70-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. Named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 96 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 39 aircraft through 2018, 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.

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Media contact:

Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: media@westjet.com.