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April 1 Alert: WestJet announces Flyre Festival

First-ever immersive music festival on a plane

CALGARY, April 1, 2019 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced that Canada's favourite airline may launch Flyre Festival, the world's first premium in-flight music festival, on April 1, 2020. Many of the airline's promised festival activities can be seen in a promotional video released today.

"Since the dawn of flying, humans have yearned for an immersive music festival at 35,000 feet," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President Marketing Communications. "WestJet is giving the people what they want, and the experience will be impossible to put into words. If we could put it into words, those words would be, "world's first premium in-flight music festival."

Attendance at the Flyre Festival won't require a private plane, because it is on one. The price of boarding the plane, emotional support pigs and immersive music will be included in every ticket package.

WestJet invites those who would like to join in on the excitement to upload the teal square to their social channels with the following caption, "FlyreFestival is cleared for takeoff".  You can download and share the teal tile issued with the news release. 

Flyre Festival: Upload the teal square to Instagram with the following caption, “FlyreFestival is cleared for takeoff”. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

WestJet's Flyre Sale is on now. Save on flights and vacation packages to select destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Book by April 4, 2019 (11:59 p.m. MT) for travel from April 1October 26, 2019. Blackout dates apply. For full details, terms and restrictions visit or call your travel agent.

About WestJet
Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice winner – North America for 2017 and 2018 in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines. The airline was also named the Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit  

Recent recognition includes:
2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada) 
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)

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WestJet's Flyre Festival; the world’s first premium in-flight music festival to take off April 2020 (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

WestJet may launch Flyre Festival, the world’s first premium in-flight music festival (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

WestJet Flyre Festival cleared for takeoff (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

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