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Non-stop flights to non-stop sun

WestJet announces new daily service between Toronto and Phoenix

CALGARY, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Sun seekers and desert lovers rejoice. WestJet today announced new daily, non-stop service between Toronto and Phoenix beginning October 26, 2014. Same-day connections are also available to and from Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, and Moncton, New Brunswick.

Golfers, shoppers and cactus aficionados now have non-stop access to the non-stop sunshine that Phoenix enjoys for more than 85 per cent of the day.

"We are always looking for new and better ways to provide Canadians with in-demand destination choices," said Chris Avery, WestJet's Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "After this winter of record storms and low temperatures, more Canadians than ever are looking for non-stop routes to sunny U.S. destinations like Phoenix to meet the demand for sunshine and tee times."

Details of WestJet's new daily, non-stop seasonal service between Toronto and Phoenix are:

Flight Departing Arriving Effective
1170 Toronto at 9:45 a.m. Phoenix at 11:35 a.m. October 26, 2014
1171 Phoenix at 12:20 p.m. Toronto at 7:27 p.m. October 26, 2014

"We continue to bring low fares to more and more markets," said Paul Harvalias, WestJet's Vice-President, Revenue. "Our introductory pricing combined with our remarkable guest experience invites the whole family to take advantage of WestJet's newest non-stop route Toronto-Phoenix route."

One-way, introductory fares* between Toronto and Phoenix start at:

Departing Arriving Air transportation charges
fees and
Total one-
way price
Base fare from Other ATC
Toronto Phoenix $169 $7.50 $89.74 $266.24*CAD

*Some restrictions apply.  Please see for full details.

More than half a million Canadians visit Arizona every year, and almost half of those visitors are from Ontario, drawn by unbeatable weather and plenty of leisure activities. WestJet's newest seasonal route is expected to run from the end of October through to April 25, 2015. The Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport is one of largest hubs for WestJet partner American Airlines, with access to more than 300 flights daily.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers.  We offer scheduled service to more than 85 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries.  Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more.  Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods -- even on seat sales.  For more information about everything WestJet, please visit

Recent recognition includes:
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2013 Gold Stevie Award Best Transportation Company (American Business Awards)
2013 Chairman's Circle Award: WestJet Vacations (CPSC)
2013 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Leger Marketing)
2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine)

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