November 02, 2005 16:00 ET

WestJet Announces Schedule Enhancements for 2006

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2005) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced numerous schedule enhancements, including new non-stop routes and increased frequencies between cities throughout North America.

Beginning January 2006, WestJet will introduce new non-stop service between the following cities:

- Calgary and Fort McMurray, five non-stop flights/week

- Vancouver and Las Vegas, three non-stop flights/week

- Hamilton and Orlando, one non-stop flight/week

- Winnipeg and Orlando, one non-stop flight/week

In January 2006, WestJet will also increase the number of departures between cities in its existing route network as follows:

- Service between Toronto and Orlando increases to two non-stop flights per day

- Service between Calgary and Phoenix increases to one non-stop flight per day

- Service between Calgary and Palm Springs increases to four non-stop flights per week

Sean Durfy, WestJet's Executive Vice-President of Marketing and Sales, commented: "We are pleased to announce the first phase of our 2006 schedule, including greater frequencies and new non-stop routes. The enhancements revealed today offer greater choices for people travelling to sunspots and vacation destinations in the United States from cities across our Canadian network."

WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service throughout its 35-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 its 737-700 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