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WestJet launches new service to New Orleans
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Airline makes inaugural flight to the home of Mardi Gras

CALGARY, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new, seasonal non-stop service between Toronto and New Orleans, Louisiana. The inaugural flight departs Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 9 a.m. EDT today.

"New Orleans is alive with culture and cuisine," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "From architecture and arts, music and Mardi Gras, to festivals and the French Quarter, New Orleans provides tremendous opportunity for our guests to experience the vibrancy of the Big Easy."

WestJet will fly between Toronto and New Orleans four times per week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new service from November 1, 2010 to April 29, 2011:

       Toronto - New Orleans (four times weekly until April 29, 2011)
    Flight                            Departure         Arrival
    From Toronto (WS1920)             9 a.m.            11 a.m.
    From New Orleans (WS1173)         12:15 p.m.        3:55 p.m.

One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $99 plus applicable taxes and fees. Fares are available by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (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 New Orleans starting at $359, plus applicable fees and taxes, for air and three nights accommodation. For more information, call one of our WestJet Vacations Experience Specialists at 1-877-737-7001, your preferred travel agent or visit

WestJet flies non-stop from Toronto to some of the most beautiful sun destinations, including Cancun, Montego Bay, Holguin, Varadero, Cozumel, Miami, Freeport, Turks and Caicos, and St. Maarten. As part of its 2010-2011 winter schedule, WestJet is also adding non-stop service from Toronto to Grand Cayman and Santa Clara. One-way fares for Mexico, Bahamas and Caribbean destinations start at $149 plus applicable fees and taxes.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-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 90 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 45 aircraft through 2017, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

About WestJet Vacations

Launched in 2006, WestJet Vacations provides guests with a wide selection of vacation packages to popular vacation destinations in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's friendly employees, extensive network and solid value proposition, WestJet Vacations offers guests a fun, friendly and caring vacation experience.

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