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WestJet launches new service to Manzanillo

Inaugural flight departs today to the airline's 80th city and seventh Mexican destination

CALGARY, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today launches non-stop seasonal service to its 80th destination, Manzanillo, Mexico. The inaugural flight from Calgary to Manzanillo departs from Calgary International airport today at 10:05 a.m. MDT.

WestJet will fly between Calgary and Manzanillo weekly on Fridays. Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new service to Manzanillo:

Calgary - Manzanillo flight times

Flight Departure Arrival
From Calgary (WS 2272) 10:05 a.m. 3:03 p.m.
From Manzanillo (WS 2273) 3:50 p.m. 9:06 p.m.

"We're excited to begin service to Manzanillo today as we reach this impressive milestone," said Peter Tong, WestJet Director, Schedule and Network Planning. "Manzanillo is truly the Pearl of the Pacific, featuring stunning beaches and magnificent blue lagoons. With this new destination, and the addition of our other new sun destinations, we're pleased to provide Canadians with even more service to the sun."

"We are pleased to welcome WestJet's newest service to Mexico's West Coast," said Stephan Poirier, VP and Chief Commercial Officer for the Calgary Airport Authority. "WestJet is an important partner in Calgary and we support their growth strategy, which continues to result in new air service offerings for our community."

Full schedule details and affordable fares to Manzanillo are available by visiting, by calling WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538) or through your preferred travel agent.

WestJet Vacations also offers vacation packages to Manzanillo. With all hotels featuring beachfront views, choose from all-inclusive properties or accommodation with all the conveniences of home. For more information, visit, contact a WestJet Vacations Experience Specialist at 1-877-737-7001 or see your preferred travel agent.

Manzanillo is one of five new destinations joining the airline's network as part of its 2012 summer schedule. Service between Toronto Pearson and Antigua, Curacao and Costa Rica began earlier the week. Non-stop service to Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago will begin on November 16.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 81 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet has pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 8,600 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of 99 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft with future confirmed deliveries for an additional 36 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft through 2018 and plans to launch a low-cost regional airline in 2013, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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