WestJet Encore soars eastward

 Service launches from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay and Toronto  CALGARY, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet Encore today launches twice-daily  service between Winnipeg and Thunder Bay, Ontario and four-times-daily service  between Thunder Bay and Toronto. These new routes connect established service  in Western Canada with WestJet Encore's first two eastern destinations, while  taking one step further to making the regional carrier's network a truly  national endeavour.  "Connectivity, accessibility and choice are three key elements that are  driving our growth," said Ferio Pugliese, President, WestJet Encore. "Thanks  to the efforts of all the WestJetters involved in building WestJet Encore, and  the many guests who have supported our growth over the past year, we have  added service to new bases, and improved service in current bases. The arrival  of WestJet Encore has lowered the cost of air travel in these communities.  Guests originating in Thunder Bay or Winnipeg will now have greater access to  more than 40 destinations and up to 700 connections per week through Toronto's  Pearson International airport."  The growing number of regional destinations capably served by the speed,  comfort and range of the growing fleet of WestJet Encore's 13 Bombardier Q400  NextGen aircraft has allowed for significant expansion in the first year. To  book, visit westjet.com.  About WestJet We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an  award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top  employers. We offer scheduled service to more than 85 destinations in North  America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional  airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing  every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120  destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive  network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations  delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of  accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program  earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use  WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages  on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please  visit westjet.com.  Recent recognition includes: 2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20) 2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos) 2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine) 2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad) 2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands  (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study) 2013 Gold Stevie Award Best Transportation Company (American Business Awards) 2013 Chairman's Circle Award: WestJet Vacations (CPSC) 2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine)  Connect with WestJet on Facebook at facebook.com/westjet Follow WestJet on Twitter at twitter.com/westjet Subscribe to WestJet on YouTube at youtube.com/westjet Read the WestJet blog at blog.westjet.com    SOURCE  WestJet  Media contact: Media Relations, 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS  (1-888-954-6397),media@westjet.com.  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2014/26/c9039.html  CO: WestJet ST: Alberta NI: AIR LEI LEI NP  
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