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WestJet to fly from Quebec City to Cancun and Fort Lauderdale
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Airline unveils non-stop winter routes from Quebec City to two sun destinations

CALGARY, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the upcoming launch of two new seasonal non-stop services between Quebec City and the sun destinations of Cancun and Fort Lauderdale.

Starting December 11, 2010, guests from Quebec City and its surrounding area will be able to fly non-stop to Cancun every Saturday until April 30, 2011. Service to Fort Lauderdale will begin December 12, 2010, with one flight every Sunday until April 24, 2011. These new flights will mark the first time in recent history that a major Canadian scheduled carrier has operated non-stop service from Quebec City to southern destinations.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer the people of Quebec City and its surrounding area the chance to escape to two fantastic sun destinations this winter," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "There is a strong demand in the Quebec City region for affordably priced travel to sun destinations. Given our comfortable Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, equipped with live television, we believe our new non-stop flights to Florida and Mexico will be very well received by travellers searching for a great guest experience at a reasonable price."

Here are the details of WestJet's new seasonal service to Cancun and Fort Lauderdale from Quebec City.

                                                                 Departure /
    Route             Service dates    Frequency      Day         arrival
    Quebec City -   December 11, 2010,   Once                    9:15 a.m. /
     Cancun         to April 30, 2011   weekly      Saturday     1:18 p.m.
    Cancun  -       December 11, 2010,   Once                    2:10 p.m. /
     Quebec City    to April 30, 2011   weekly      Saturday     7:25 p.m.

                                                                Departure /
    Route             Service dates    Frequency      Day         arrival
    Quebec City -
     Fort           December 12, 2010,   Once                    7:30 a.m. /
     Lauderdale     to April 24, 2011   weekly      Sunday      11:15 a.m.
     Lauderdale -   December 12, 2010,   Once                   12:45 p.m. /
     Quebec City    to April 24, 2011   weekly      Sunday       3:43 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 each direction, on non-stop flights only, starting at $209 for Cancun and $179 for Fort Lauderdale 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.

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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