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Canada's Best Airline Gets Even Better

Tue, 21/06/2005 - 12:00 am

JUNE 15, 2005 - 09:20:06 ET

WestJet Announces Fall Schedule Including New Service to LAS VEGAS, NEVADA and FORT MYERS, FLORIDA

WestJet (WJA) today announced enhancements to its schedule, including new service to Fort Myers' Southwest Florida International Airport on September 6, 2005 and Las Vegas, Nevada on September 8, 2005. Seats are available for sale today.

Highlights of the new services WestJet will offer include:

- Non-stop service to Las Vegas from Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Kelowna
- Non-stop service to Fort Myers from Toronto
- Non-stop service to Phoenix from Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver
- Non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale from Montreal and Calgary
- Non-stop service to Palm Springs, California from Vancouver
- Non-stop service to Los Angeles from Winnipeg

(For detailed schedule and fare information, please refer to WestJet's Schedule Change Backgrounder.)

The schedule changes revealed today include one of WestJet's most ambitious schedules in the carrier's nine-year history. "We are extremely pleased with the hard work that has gone into making this schedule our best ever," said Sean Durfy, WestJet's Executive Vice-President of Marketing & Sales. "With the addition of new low-fare service to Las Vegas and Fort Myers, new non-stop routes and
better connectivity throughout our network, we are confident travellers will be hard pressed to find better value anywhere in the market."

Durfy went on to say, "The current airline environment offers many opportunities for WestJet and we are very enthusiastic about responding to the evolving needs of our guests. Our new planes, equipped with leather seats, more legroom and free live seatback satellite television on our 737-700s, make travel aboard WestJet an attractive alternative to lower-value carriers and other forms of transportation."

WestJet Moves Toronto Operations to Lower-Cost, More Convenient Terminal 3

WestJet also announced today that it will be moving its operations in Toronto from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 on June 22, 2005. Terminal 3 is a lower-cost terminal from which to operate, offers more shopping and dining choices for WestJet's guests and has more room to accommodate the
airline's growing domestic, transborder and charter operations.

WestJet is Canada's leading low-cost airline offering scheduled service throughout its 34-city North American network. Named Canada's most respected corporation for customer service in 2005, WestJet pioneered low-cost high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather
seats on its modern fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback television on its 737-700 fleet, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers. Visit for more information.