New sun services take flight
WestJet launches service to Antigua and Barbuda, CuraÃ§ao and Costa Rica
CALGARY, Oct. 28, 2012 /CNW/ – WestJet will launch non-stop seasonal
service to three new exciting sun destinations today and tomorrow, plus
a fourth in mid-November, offering Canadian travellers even greater
choices via Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Today, WestJet will inaugurate twice-weekly service between Toronto
Pearson and Antigua and Barbuda’s V.C. Bird International Airport. The
first flight departs Toronto Pearson at 9:20 a.m. EDT. Also today,
WestJet launches weekly service to CuraÃ§ao International Airport with
the departure of the inaugural flight at 9:15 a.m. EDT.
Tomorrow, WestJet commences twice-weekly non-stop seasonal service to
Liberia, Costa Rica, with the departure of the first flight at 9:10
And on November 16, 2012, WestJet will add daily non-stop seasonal
service between Toronto Pearson and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
“With the addition of three more sun destinations from Toronto Pearson
today and tomorrow, plus another one two weeks from now, WestJet
continues to expand service from Canada’s largest airport,” said Peter
Tong, WestJet’s Director of Network and Schedule Planning. “We have
almost doubled our service from Toronto Pearson to international
destinations in just three short years, and have grown our overall
service by almost one-third in the same period. Clearly, we remain
focused on continued growth at a key Canadian gateway.”
“Seeing WestJet’s continued growth at Toronto Pearson is very
encouraging,” said Howard Bohan, Vice President, Aviation Services for
the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “These additional destinations
offer more choices for people looking to get away this winter.”
WestJet offers fares to Antigua and Barbuda, CuraÃ§ao and Costa Rica. For
more information, please visit www.westjet.com.
WestJet Vacations offers convenient packages to Antigua and Barbuda, as
well as to Costa Rica. Packages include airfare, accommodation and
transfers which, when purchased together, will save time and money and
make vacations more affordable. For more information please visit www.westjetvacations.com
In a study conducted by Leger Marketing earlier this year, WestJet
Vacations recorded the highest customer satisfaction and loyalty scores
when measured against five other widely used tour operators in Canada.
In a separate Leger survey, WestJet was identified as Canada’s most
preferred airline among Canadian flyers.
Media are invited to attend a very visual celebration of all three
inaugural flights on both Sunday and Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the
WestJet international check-in counters in Terminal 3 at Toronto
Pearson International Airport. WestJet and destination representatives
will be available for interviews.
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.
About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides affordable, reliable and flexible travel
experiences to 50 destinations in 15 countries, including the United
States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet’s fun and friendly
image and commitment to a great guest experience, WestJet Vacations is
rated highest in guest satisfaction and loyalty among the most used
tour operators in Canada. Offering a great flight schedule and a wide
variety of hotel and resort options, WestJet Vacations is dedicated to
making your travel experience fun and memorable from the moment you
book to the moment you return home. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com.