Nanaimo lands new WestJet service

Airline brings new non-stop flights to the Harbour City 
CALGARY, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new 
non-stop daily service between Nanaimo, British Columbia and Calgary. The 
service will be operated by WestJet Encore's fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen 
"The announcement of the first cities to be served by WestJet Encore is an 
historic moment for this new airline," said Ferio Pugliese, President, WestJet 
Encore, and Executive Vice-President, WestJet. "As Canada's low-fare leader we 
look forward to introducing our award-winning guest experience to Canadians in 
smaller communities while connecting to our network of 85 destinations in 18 
"We are very excited to launch non-stop service to the Harbour City," said 
Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate 
Development. "Nanaimo is the second-largest city on Vancouver Island and a 
destination for both business and leisure travel. It has a large trading area 
and ties to other regions in the country. This new service will also link a 
large geographical area of the island with Calgary and our large domestic, 
transborder and international network." 
"I am absolutely thrilled with the announcement that WestJet will officially 
launch their new passenger service between Nanaimo and Calgary," said Nanaimo 
Mayor John Ruttan. "This new service will allow passengers the convenience of 
direct air service between these cities without the need to transfer in 
Vancouver. Nanaimo passengers will now be able to conveniently access the many 
domestic and transborder flights available through WestJet's Calgary hub. This 
will also open many new exciting economic opportunities both here in Nanaimo 
and in Calgary. More and more residents of central Vancouver Island have 
chosen to work in the oil sand projects, and this new service will provide a 
very convenient travel option not previously available." 
Details of the new daily service between Calgary and Nanaimo are as: 
|Flight|Departing            |Arriving             |Effective    |
|3109  |Calgary at 11 a.m.   |Nanaimo at 11:43 a.m.|June 24, 2013|
|3108  |Nanaimo at 12:30 p.m.|Calgary at 2:57 p.m. |June 24, 2013|
Introductory one-way fares are: 
|         |        |Air transportation|       |              |
|         |        |  charges (ATC)   |       |              |
|         |        |__________________|       |              |
|         |        |Base |            |Taxes, |              |
|         |        |fare |Other ATC   |fees & |Total one-way |
|Departing|Arriving|from |            |charges|price from    |
|Calgary  |Nanaimo |$79  |$18         |$43.83 |$140.83*CAD   |
|Nanaimo  |Calgary |$79  |$18         |$30.81 |$127.81*CAD   |
*Some restrictions apply. Please see for full details. 
WestJet Encore will take delivery of its first two Canadian-built, 78-seat 
Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft in June 2013 and add five more by 
the end of the year. WestJet has firm orders for a total of 20 Q400s and 
options for an additional 25 over the next six years. 
WestJet is committed to the communities it serves through its community 
investment programs, WestJetters Caring for our Community and WestJet Cares 
for Kids. Today in Nanaimo, WestJet will recognize Teresa D., a Big Brothers 
Big Sisters volunteer, for her tireless efforts on behalf of the agency and 
her community. Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of WestJet's six national 
charitable partners dedicated to the health and wellness of children. 
Special WestJet Rewards offer 
Join WestJet Rewards and book a flight originating from either Fort St. John 
or Nanaimo by February 28, 2013, for travel until October 26, 2013, and you'll 
receive a bonus of $25 WestJet dollars once travel is completed.* Join today 
The fine print: 
*To qualify for this bonus offer, you must be a member of WestJet Rewards and 
book a flight originating from Fort St. John or Nanaimo by February 28, 2013, 
for travel until October 26, 2013. Enrolment in WestJet Rewards prior to 
flight date is required and your nine-digit WestJet ID must be included on the 
booking. Bonus will be awarded after travel is completed. This offer is valid 
with the purchase of a published fare of a regularly scheduled flight marketed 
by WestJet. WestJet Vacations' bookings and partner-marketed flights are not 
eligible for this offer. Please allow up to 30 days after travel is completed 
for the bonus to be processed to your account. Limit of one bonus per member. 
Bonus WestJet dollars have no cash value and are subject to current program 
terms and conditions. Offer is subject to change without notice. For more 
information on WestJet Rewards, visit 
® WestJet dollars is a registered trademark of WestJet Airlines Ltd. 
About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 85 
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 9,000 
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. 
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About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book 
travel experiences to 52 destinations in 18 countries, including the United 
States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image, 
extensive network and world-class 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 
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