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WestJet launches new service to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
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Airline makes inaugural flight between Calgary and Ixtapa today

CALGARY, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new, seasonal non-stop service between Calgary and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico. The inaugural flight departs Calgary International Airport at 9:00 a.m. MT today.

"WestJet guests now have six Mexican destinations to choose from this winter," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Strategy and Planning. "A really popular choice for Canadian travellers, Ixtapa offers all the modern amenities of a full-service resort town, whereas the rest of the Zihuatanejo region is packed full of the traditions and flavours of authentic Mexico!"

WestJet will fly between Calgary and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo twice per week from now until May 1, 2010.

Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new service.

From November 3, 2009 to May 1, 2010:

    Calgary - Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (twice weekly until May 1, 2010)
    Flight                             Departure                     Arrival
    From Calgary - WS2302               9:00 a.m.                   3:15 p.m.
    From Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo - WS2303    4:05 p.m.                   8:40 p.m.

One-way fares, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $149, plus applicable taxes and fees. Fares are available by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET(937-8538), your preferred travel agent or by visiting

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet's scheduled destinations, including packages to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo starting at $659, plus applicable fees and taxes, for a seven-night stay. For more information, visit

WestJet flies non-stop from Calgary to some of the most beautiful sun destinations anywhere, including Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Nassau, and Orlando. As part of its 2009-2010 winter schedule, WestJet is also adding service from Toronto to Freeport, Cozumel, Miami, St. Maarten, Cayo Coco, Holguin, Varadero, and Turks and Caicos, in addition to non-stop service from Vancouver to Kauai, Hawaii. One-way fares for Bahamas destinations start at $99, for Mexico at $129 and for the Caribbean at $145, plus applicable fees and taxes.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 66-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 81 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 54 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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