WestJet adds more flights for 100th Grey Cup

Airline tackles demand for seats, throws long all the way to Toronto (and back) 
CALGARY, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will add flights 
between Calgary and Toronto to accommodate demand from football fans to huddle 
up for centennial Grey Cup celebrations in Toronto this weekend. The Calgary 
Stampeders will play the Toronto Argonauts for CFL supremacy at Rogers Centre 
on Sunday, November 25. 
WestJet will add one flight on Friday from Calgary to Toronto and one flight 
on Monday from Toronto to Calgary, plus return flights in the opposite 
direction each day. In addition to the seven flights we offer each weekday, 
seats on these additional flights are now available for purchase on 
westjet.com, by calling our Sales Super Centre at 1-888-937-8538 or through 
your preferred travel agent. 
"The Grey Cup is Canada's oldest professional sports trophy and a truly 
Canadian celebration," said Bob Cummings, WestJet's Executive Vice-President 
of Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "This year, as we celebrate the 
100(th) Grey Cup Championship in Toronto, we're calling the signals. Flights 
between Calgary and Toronto are almost completely sold out, so we're changing 
the play. In support of this iconic Canadian tradition, we are adding two more 
flights to help get more fans over their goal line." 
Guests wishing to travel to and from Toronto for Grey Cup weekend are urged to 
book quickly, as seats on these two additional flights are expected to sell 
very quickly. Please note that no regularly scheduled flights were punted to 
make way for these additional flights. 
"In addition to the Stampeders and Argonauts, we, too, have a remarkable 
team," Bob Cummings told a scrum of sports reporters. "We're gonna take these 
additional flights one at a time. Our WestJetters have worked hard to get to 
this point and I know we're going to give 110 per cent this weekend. Like 
Canadians all across our great country, we are super-excited about Grey Cup 
and we're going to be extra-fun and extra-friendly this weekend." 
About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 81 
destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by 
an award-winning culture of care, WestJet has pioneered low-cost flying in 
Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 
8,600 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of 99 Boeing 
Next-Generation 737 aircraft with future confirmed deliveries for an 
additional 36 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft through 2018 and plans to 
launch a low-cost regional airline in 2013, WestJet strives to be one of the 
five most successful international airlines in the world. 
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