September 01, 2005 18:00 ET

WestJet Commences Service to Las Vegas

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 1, 2005) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) will be celebrating the commencement of its new non-stop service between Las Vegas and Toronto on September 5. WestJet offers daily non-stop return flights between Toronto and Las Vegas.

Beginning October 6, WestJet will commence two non-stop return flights per week between Kelowna and Las Vegas, and Winnipeg and Las Vegas. On November 3, WestJet will commence two non-stop return flights per week between Calgary and Las Vegas, and Edmonton and Las Vegas.

Sean Durfy, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Marketing and Sales, said today: "We are thrilled to be commencing non-stop scheduled service to Las Vegas on September 5. Previously, we had only flown to Vegas under charter arrangements. Canadians can now book their low-fare, high-value travel to Las Vegas directly from WestJet and our travel agent partners.

"Flights to Las Vegas will be operated on new Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft equipped with leather seats, more legroom and up to 24 channels of live seatback satellite television with service provided by Bell ExpressVu on our 737-700 fleet."

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.

Contact Information

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