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WestJet announces new service to Phoenix
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Airline adds industry-leading ninth non-stop destination from Saskatoon

CALGARY, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will launch new non-stop seasonal service this winter between Saskatoon and Phoenix.

From December 17, 2010, until April 29, 2011, guests will be able to fly non-stop between Saskatoon and Phoenix once weekly on Fridays.

"Phoenix is one of the most popular destinations for western Canadians looking for a quick and affordable winter getaway," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "We look forward to adding this new non-stop service to our growing list of WestJet destinations available from the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport."

With the addition of new service to Phoenix, WestJet now flies non-stop from Saskatoon to nine destinations - more than any other airline - including Montego Bay, Las Vegas, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

"We are delighted to see WestJet seize another opportunity and service the Phoenix market with a non-stop service similar to their popular Las Vegas service", said Bill Restall, President and CEO of the Saskatoon airport. "This market will no doubt be welcomed and well supported by our community this winter."

Here are the details of WestJet's new seasonal service between Saskatoon and Phoenix.

      Route         Service dates    Frequency   Day    Departure /
    Saskatoon -   December 17, 2010,    Once    Friday   4:50 p.m./
     Phoenix      to April 29, 2011    weekly            7:02 p.m.
    Phoenix -     December 17, 2010,    Once    Friday   11:45 a.m./
    Saskatoon     to April 29, 2011    weekly             3:57 p.m.

Book by August 25, 2010, to take advantage of special introductory one-way fares for travel by February 8, 2011. These are now available in both directions, on non-stop flights only, starting at $169 plus applicable taxes and fees. Fares are offered online at, through WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (1-888-937-8538) or through preferred travel agents.

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet's scheduled destinations, including seven-night packages to Phoenix from $799 plus applicable fees and taxes. For more information, contact your preferred travel agent, call WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 or visit

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-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, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 90 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 45 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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Caution regarding forward-looking statements

Certain information set forth in this press release, including information regarding WestJet's new route schedules and the expected customer demand for such routes, contains forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements as actual results may vary materially from the forward-looking statements. WestJet does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except as is required by law.

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