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October 30, 2006 12:25 ET

WestJet Launches Expanded Winter Schedule

New non-stop flights to Nassau, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix and Palm Springs

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 30, 2006) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) commenced its expanded winter non-stop service to the U.S. and the Caribbean. New non-stop flights will be offered to Nassau, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix and Palm Springs from select Canadian cities.

"We are excited to offer Canadians looking for low-cost and high-value service more non-stop flights to the U.S. and Caribbean this winter," said Bob Cummings, Executive Vice-President, Guest Experience and Marketing. "With the addition of WestJet Vacations, our guests now have access to affordable customized travel packages to all of our sun destinations."



Following are the new non-stop schedule enhancements:

Toronto to Nassau non-stop three times a week starting November 5, 2006
Toronto to West Palm Beach non-stop three times a week starting October 30,
2006

Montreal to Orlando non-stop four times a week starting October 30, 2006
Montreal to Tampa non-stop three times a week starting October 29, 2006

Ottawa to Tampa non-stop three times a week starting October 29, 2006
Ottawa to Orlando non-stop four times a week starting November 3, 2006

Edmonton to Phoenix non-stop four times a week staring October 30, 2006
Edmonton to Palm Springs non-stop three times a week starting October 29,
2006

Halifax to Orlando non-stop once a week starting February 14, 2007


Seats are available for sale immediately and can be booked online at westjet.com or through travel agents.

Winter schedule enhancements also include increases in frequency from select Canadian cites to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Palm Springs and Fort Myers including new daily non-stop routes to Honolulu and Maui. More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced schedule is available in the "Check Schedules" section of westjet.com.

WestJet Vacations continues to offer customized vacation packages for all of WestJet's scheduled destinations. Visit westjetvacations.com for more details.

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.

Contact Information

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