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."
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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