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WestJet announces year-round service
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Airline expands non-stop service between Yellowknife and Edmonton

CALGARY, July 8 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will expand its daily, non-stop service between Yellowknife and Edmonton from seasonal to year-round as of November 1, 2009.

"The expansion of this service from seasonal to year-round is a strategic decision that demonstrates our commitment to serving this route," said Chris Avery, WestJet's Vice-President, Revenue and Planning. "As we'd hoped, the service has proven to be popular and thousands of guests from both regions are taking advantage of our market-leading fares, convenient connections to our 66-city network and world-class guest experience.

"We are also pleased to support so many events and organizations in the Yellowknife community," Chris Avery added. "As an example, we have partnered with two local community organizations to support the health and well-being of Yellowknife youth, and last month we were pleased to serve as the official airline of the YK City Quest. And, we were touched by the reception our WestJet Care Crew received earlier this spring when they performed acts of kindness across the community. We are very grateful to the people of Yellowknife and thank them for their support."

Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new year-round non-stop daily service between Yellowknife and Edmonton, starting November 1, 2009.

    Yellowknife - Edmonton (daily)

    Introductory fares starting at $99 (taxes and surcharges extra)
    Flight                         Departure                         Arrival
    From Yellowknife               1:00 p.m.                        2:38 p.m.
    From Edmonton                  10:15 a.m.                      12:05 p.m.

More detailed information about WestJet's winter schedule and low introductory fares is available at Seats are available for sale immediately and can be booked online at or through travel agents. For more information about vacation packages, please visit

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 66-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 79 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 42 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.