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WestJet launches new non-stop service to Aruba

Airline makes first flight to its 30th sun destination available from Toronto Pearson

CALGARY, May 6, 2012 /CNW/ - estJet today announced the launch of new, non-stop seasonal service between Toronto and Aruba, Netherlands Antilles. The inaugural flight departs Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 9 a.m. EDT today.

"Without a doubt, Aruba is one of the most beautiful and culturally fascinating islands in the Caribbean," said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. "With an average daily temperature of about 30 degrees, clear skies and cooling trade winds, the climate is perfect for a vacation at any time of the year. Aruba is our 30th sun destination available to Canadians on a non-stop basis from Toronto Pearson - another milestone in the continuing growth of WestJet from Canada's largest airport."

WestJet will fly between Toronto and Aruba once weekly on Sundays.

Toronto - Aruba (once weekly until October 21, 2012)

Flight Departure Arrival
From Toronto (WS 2614) 9 a.m. 1:53 p.m.
From Aruba (WS 2615) 2:45 p.m. 7:53 p.m.

"We are excited to celebrate with WestJet today the launch of another great service for our guests," said Pamela Griffith-Jones, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. "It's great to see WestJet continuing to grow its network at Canada's leading airport and we know that the addition of yet another sun destination from Toronto Pearson will be a great success."

Full schedule details and great one-way fares to Aruba are available from $229 plus applicable fees, taxes and surcharges by visiting, calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538) or through your preferred travel agent.

Aruba is the latest WestJet destination served non-stop from Toronto Pearson. Other destinations include Kingston, Montego Bay, San Juan, Cancun, Holguin, Varadero, Nassau, Cozumel, Miami, Tampa, Turks and Caicos, and St. Maarten. Aruba is one of five new destinations the airline is launching as part of its 2012 summer schedule.

WestJet Vacations offers a great selection of vacation packages to Aruba for seven nights starting as low as $699 plus applicable fees, taxes and surcharges. Options include everything from beachfront, all-inclusive properties to efficiency accommodation with all the conveniences of home. For more information, visit, contact a WestJet Vacations Experience Specialist at 1-877-737-7001 or see your preferred travel agent.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 76-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 98 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 37 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book travel experiences to 47 destinations in 13 countries, including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive network and world-class guest experience, WestJet Vacations offers guests a great flight schedule and a wide variety of hotel and resort options to create fun and affordable vacation experiences. For more information, visit

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