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WestJet announces new non-stop service to Orlando

Airline offers Newfoundlanders only scheduled non-stop flight to the sun

CALGARY, Nov. 24 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced new seasonal non-stop service between St. John's and Orlando, beginning in February. 

"Whether you're headed to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios or Sea World, Orlando offers so much for families looking to get away and enjoy some sun this winter," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning.

WestJet will fly between St. John's and Orlando weekly each Sunday. Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new service from February 20 to May 8, 2011:

St. John's - Orlando (February 20 to May 8, 2011)

Flight Departure Arrival
From St. John's (WS1948) 7:00 a.m. 10:58 a.m.
From Orlando (WS1049) 12:30 p.m. 6:11 p.m.

One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $299 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 Orlando starting at $699, plus applicable fees and taxes, for air and seven nights accommodation. For more information, call one of our WestJet Vacations Experience Specialists at 1-877-737-7001, your preferred travel agent or visit

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 91 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 44 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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