WestJet announces new U.S. destinations
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
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:
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
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
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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