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Vegas is in the cards for Abbotsford

WestJet adds flights on Thursdays and Sundays to Sin City

CALGARY, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced new non-stop, twice-weekly service between Abbotsford, BC and Las Vegas, set to launch October 29, 2015.

The Abbotsford International Airport recently eliminated several fees, including the airport improvement fee, creating a cost-friendly environment for WestJet to grow service from the Fraser Valley.

"Abbotsford and WestJet have been partners since 1997, and we see the recently announced fee drops at the airport as an opportunity to further build service in the area," said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. "We need more airport authorities across Canada to think like Abbotsford."

"We are committed to continually improving options for guests flying out of Abbotsford, just as they have committed to supporting our airline for the last 17 years. We are betting on the success of this route as part of our winter 2015-2016 schedule, and we are proud to offer an ultra-low fare in celebration of the announcement."

Guests seeking flights to the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip need look no further than their own backyard. Enhanced service from Abbotsford provides a convenient schedule to business and leisure travellers alike. Visit for more information.

Details of new Thursday/Sunday non-stop service between Abbotsford and Las Vegas:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Abbotsford-Las Vegas Thurs - Sun 11:54 a.m. 2:25 p.m. Oct. 29, 2015
Las Vegas-Abbotsford Thurs - Sun 3:55 p.m. 6:47 p.m. Oct. 29, 2015

Introductory one-way fares start at:

Departing Arriving Air transportation charges (ATC) Taxes, fees
and charges
price from
Base fare
Other ATC
Abbotsford Las Vegas $41 $7.50 $63.39 $111.89*CAD

*Some restrictions apply.  Please see for full details.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to more than 90 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit

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2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
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2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine and
2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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