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100 Statues of Liberty invade Toronto Streets

Celebrating a new daily flight to LaGuardia, WestJet will give away 150 Grand Prize flights today


TORONTO, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Today WestJet is taking over the streets of Toronto by bringing New York City's most recognizable icons, The Statue of Liberty and Kong to life.  Representatives in various locations downtown will give out 150 Grand Prizes - 100 per cent off the base fair of a round trip flight between Toronto and LaGuardia. The flight giveaway is a celebration of WestJet's new route, making getting to the Big Apple easier with seven non-stop flights each business day between Toronto and New York City's LaGuardia airport.

"WestJet loves New York, and what better way to express our excitement for our new route than to give out 150 Grand Prizes to our customers in a fun and exciting way," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet VP of Communications and Community Relations. "And for those who don't win a Grand Prize or discounted flight, we're happy to offer low fares that allow travellers to experience one of the greatest cities in the world without making a huge dent in their wallets."

The fun and excitement comes to Toronto in the form of 100 live Statues of Liberty, which will flood the streets of Toronto for one day only, to spread the news about WestJet's newest route. Consumers are encouraged to find the WestJet Statues, located at ten of Toronto's busiest intersections. Each statue will be distributing promotional 'Boarding Passes,' offering the chance to win one of 150 Grand Prize flights to LaGuardia, or one of 23,000 unique promo codes for 20 per cent off a return flight between Toronto and New York City's LaGuardia airport (valid until October 3, 2012).

Those looking to increase their chances of winning can follow along on Facebook ( and use #NYCASAP on Twitter ( for hints on where to find the Statues of Liberty and instructions on how to win additional FREE flights via Twitter.

To top it off, at just 15 kilometers from downtown Manhattan, LaGuardia is just a stone's throw away from all the shopping, sports, arts and culture New York has to offer.

To book a flight to New York's LaGuardia airport today or to learn about WestJet Vacations packages, visit

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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