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WestJet

August 17, 2006 08:30 ET

WestJet Announces First International Destination With Service Three Days a Week to Nassau, Bahamas

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2006) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced that it will commence seasonal, non-stop service from Toronto to Nassau, with connections from other WestJet destinations across Canada. Flights will begin on Sunday, November 5, 2006 from Toronto three times per week on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 26, 2007.

"This is an exciting first step outside of North America for WestJet," said Sean Durfy Executive Vice-President of Marketing, Sales and Airports. "We continue to deliver on our strategic plan, and scheduled service to Nassau is the next step. Canadians looking for low-cost and high-value service to Nassau now have a great option with WestJet."

The following schedule provides details of the non-stop Nassau service WestJet will offer:



Toronto to Nassau
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Departure Arrival Days
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10:50 a.m. 2:07 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday
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Nassau to Toronto
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Departure Arrival Days
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3:00 p.m. 6:16 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday
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WestJet has applied for, and received, authority to provide scheduled air travel to Nassau, Bahamas. This is subject to receipt of government licence for operation.

Flights are available immediately for booking, with prices starting as low as $179 each way, plus tax, from Toronto to Nassau. Introductory fares will be available for sale until August 23, 2006 for travel until December 15, 2006.

In addition, WestJet Vacations, the recently launched subsidiary of WestJet, will offer vacation packages to this new sun destination in the near future.

Marking its tenth anniversary this year, WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service throughout its 33-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 provided by Bell ExpressVu on the majority of its fleet, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.

Contact Information

  • WestJet
    Media Relations
    Gillian Bentley
    (403) 444-2615
    Website: www.westjet.com