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WestJet launches more non-stop service to the Bay Area
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Airline makes first flight today from Vancouver to San Francisco

CALGARY, June 28 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new seasonal non-stop service between Vancouver and San Francisco. The inaugural flight departs from Vancouver's International Airport at 8 a.m. PDT today.

"There is a natural bond between coastal cities and we are delighted to offer the people of the lower mainland non-stop seasonal service to the city by the bay," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "Our seasonal flights from Calgary and Edmonton to San Francisco are extremely popular and we expect that the addition of non-stop service from Vancouver will be just as successful."

WestJet will fly between Vancouver and San Francisco daily until October 30, 2010.

The schedule details of WestJet's new service are:

    Vancouver - San Francisco (daily)
    Flight                               Departure         Arrival
    From Vancouver - WS1770              8 a.m.            10:13 a.m.
    From San Francisco - WS1771          11:15 a.m.        1:24 p.m.

One-way introductory fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $149 plus applicable taxes and fees. Fares are available by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (1-888-937-8538), your preferred travel agent or by visiting

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet's scheduled destinations, including packages to San Francisco starting at $499, plus applicable fees and taxes, for a three-night stay. For more information, visit

As part of its 2010 summer schedule, WestJet will also offer seasonal service to San Francisco from Calgary and Edmonton with one-way fares starting at $149 and $159 respectively, plus applicable fees and taxes.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 68-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, 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 89 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 46 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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For further information: Media contact: Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ 4 NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: