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WestJet announces new U.S. destinations

February 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

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

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

    |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|Toronto at 2:14 p.m.      |May 2, 2013|
    |      |p.m.                 |                          |           |

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|
    |      |                     |p.m.                     |              |
    |1555  |Dallas-Fort Worth at |Calgary at 6:29 p.m.     |April 29, 2013|
    |      |3:45 p.m.            |                         |              |

Introductory one-way fares are:

    |         |            |Air transportation |           |             |
    |         |            |charges (ATC)      |           |             |
    |         |            |___________________|           |             |
    |         |            |         |         |Taxes, fees|             |
    |         |            |Base fare|Other ATC|and        |Total one-way|
    |Departing|Arriving    |from     |         |charges    |price from   |
    |         |Dallas-Fort |         |         |           |             |
    |Calgary  |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 routes.

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 www.westjetvacations.com.


Source: PR Newswire