November 06, 2006 08:30 ET

WestJet Announces New Non-Stop Service to Tampa, Florida

Airline Will Offer Weekly Flights from Halifax to Tampa Starting March 13, 2007

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 6, 2006) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced it will begin offering seasonal non-stop service from Halifax to Tampa, Florida starting March 13, 2007 until May 1, 2007.

WestJet will offer new non-stop flights between Halifax and Tampa once a week as of March 13, 2007 with introductory fares starting at $219 CAD. These fares must be booked by November 7, 2006 and are available for travel from March 13 to May 1, 2007.

"WestJet Vacations' expanding network of sun destinations and low fares are providing travellers with more options for mini-vacations," said Bob Cummings, Executive Vice-President, Guest Experience and Marketing. "Our guests now have a variety of services to choose from allowing them to conveniently add hotels, car rentals and attractions to build their own vacation."

Following are the schedule details for the new weekly non-stop service WestJet will offer:

Halifax to Tampa
Flight Departure Arrival
WS 961 9:30 a.m. 12:47 p.m.

Tampa to Halifax
Flight Departure Arrival
WS 960 1:30 p.m. 5:55 p.m.

Seats are available for sale immediately and can be booked online at westjet.com, by calling 1-888-WESTJET, with no additional service fees, or through a travel agent.

With its new winter schedule, WestJet will also offer weekly service from Halifax to Orlando starting February 14, 2007. WestJet also offers convenient connections every day of the week via Toronto to Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach and Nassau, Bahamas. More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced schedule is available in the "Check Schedules" section of westjet.com.

Marking its tenth anniversary this year, WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service throughout its 35-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's most admired corporate culture in 2006, 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.

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