WestJet announces new U.S. destinations

                   WestJet announces new U.S. destinations

PR Newswire

CALGARY, Feb. 11, 2013

Airline also increasing flights across Canada and to U.S., Mexico and

CALGARY, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced the launch of
new non-stop service between Toronto and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and
between Calgary and Dallas, Texas, beginning this spring. Flights on both
routes will be operated using the airline's fleet of Boeing Next-Generation
737 aircraft.

Starting May 2, 2013, WestJet will introduce twice-weekly service on Thursdays
and Sundays between Toronto  and Myrtle Beach,  South Carolina. Daily  service 
between Calgary  and Dallas-Fort  Worth,  Texas, will  begin April  29,  2013. 
Flights for  both  services,  featuring  great  introductory  fares,  will  be 
available for purchase on February 11, 2013.

"We are very proud to announce our  19^th and 20^th U.S. destinations and  our 
82^nd  and   83^rd   destinations   overall,"  said   Chris   Avery,   WestJet 
Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development.

"Myrtle  Beach  is  one  of   the  most  popular  destinations  for   Canadian 
vacationers, with more than 90 kilometres of picturesque beaches,  world-class 
golf and warm southern hospitality," Chris Avery added. "The baggage  capacity 
of our 737 aircraft is ideal for those travelling with golf clubs and our  one 
free checked bag is  popular with leisure travellers.  Guests will be able  to 
find a variety of packaged vacations featuring ocean-front resorts, condos and
hotels through WestJet Vacations."

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is  the fourth-largest airport in  the 
United States,  as  well  as  a major  hub  for  WestJet's  partner,  American 
Airlines. WestJet's relationship with American Airlines will enable guests  to 
access three  round-trip flights  a  day between  Calgary  and Dallas,  a  key 
Western business route, as well as American's extensive network beyond Dallas.

"Our airline partnership strategy continues to complement our growing  network 
and is opening many new markets for our guests," said Chris Avery.

Details of WestJet's new non-stop  twice-weekly (Thursday and Sunday)  service 
between Toronto and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, are as follows:

Flight Departing                  Arriving                   Effective
1154   Toronto at 9:30 a.m.       Myrtle Beach at 11:35 a.m. May 2, 2013
1155   Myrtle Beach at 12:20 p.m. Toronto at 2:14 p.m.       May 2, 2013

Details  of  WestJet's  new  non-stop   daily  service  between  Calgary   and 
Dallas-Fort Worth are:

Flight Departing                      Arriving                  Effective
1554   Calgary at 10:25 a.m.          Dallas-Fort Worth at 2:58 April 29, 2013
1555   Dallas-Fort Worth at 3:45 p.m. Calgary at 6:29 p.m.      April 29, 2013

Introductory one-way fares are:

                            Air transportation
                            charges (ATC)
                            Base fare Other ATC Taxes, fees and Total one-way
Departing Arriving          from                charges         price from
Calgary   Dallas-Fort Worth $139      $7.50     $81.89          $228.39*CAD
Toronto   Myrtle Beach      $79       $7.50     $80.89          $167.39*CAD

*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com for full details.

Within Canada,  WestJet  is also  increasing  the number  of  flights  between 
Toronto and  Vancouver,  Edmonton, Calgary,  Saskatoon  and Regina,  and  will 
introduce new non-stop service between Toronto and Fort McMurray. The  airline 
will also  increase to  two flights  daily from  one between  Calgary and  Los 
Angeles, and to 11 from seven flights weekly between Toronto and Orlando.

"Our increase in domestic capacity this summer season is a strategic  decision 
aimed at improving  our schedule  for leisure and  business travellers,"  said 
Chris Avery.

Internationally, WestJet will  extend service to  Aruba, Liberia, Costa  Rica, 
and Trinidad and Tobago on a year-round  basis. The airline will also add  one 
extra flight each week between Toronto and Kingston and Montego Bay,  Jamaica, 
Varadero, Cuba,  St. Martin,  Puerto Plata,  Dominican Republic,  and  Cancun, 
Mexico. WestJet  Vacations'  packages will  be  available on  many  of  these 

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's most preferred  airline, offering scheduled service to  83 
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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