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WestJet announces more service to the sun

Flights to Jamaica, Florida, Mexico and the Dominican Republic to begin two weeks early

CALGARY, Dec. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the early launch of additional non-stop service to sun destinations from Halifax, Moncton and St. John's. Previously scheduled to begin the first week in March, flights will now launch between February 20 and 26, approximately two weeks earlier.

"We are pleased to be in a position to add more service to the sun from Atlantic Canada this winter," said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. "We will take delivery of our 98th aircraft in the second week of February, two weeks earlier than planned, so we are delighted to launch these popular services ahead of schedule."

The new dates for service from Halifax, Moncton and St. John's are as follows:

Route New start Weekly Frequency
Halifax to Montego Bay February 20, 2012 One (Monday)
Halifax to Orlando February 21, 2012 Three (Tuesday, Thursday,
Halifax to Cancun February 22, 2012 Two (Wednesday, Saturday)
Halifax to Punta Cana February 24, 2012 One (Friday)
Halifax to Fort Lauderdale February 25, 2012 One (Saturday)
Halifax to Tampa February 25, 2012 One (Saturday)
Moncton to Orlando February 23, 2012 One (Thursday)
St. John's to Orlando February 26, 2012 One (Sunday)

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About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's favourite 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 and leather seats on its modern fleet of 97 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 38 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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