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New flights to Fredericton, N.B. and Loreto, Mexico

CALGARY, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the 2014-2015 winter schedule featuring two new destinations, one new route and increased frequency on 19 additional routes. Twice-daily non-stop service between Toronto and Fredericton begins April 15, 2015, and weekly non-stop service between Calgary and Loreto, Mexico, launches February 14, 2015. Weekly flights between Winnipeg and Fort Lauderdale operate Saturdays starting November 1, 2014.

"We have more flights and more seats to the places Canadians want to go," said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "Our newest destinations offer exciting adventures at home and abroad. Loreto, Mexico may be one of the best places you've never heard of, where visitors enjoy everything from sport fishing and sea-kayaking to eco-tourism adventures. Fredericton, as the latest Encore destination, reinforces our commitment to make WestJet Encore connect Canadians from coast to coast."

"The introductory pricing for these markets represents our focus on being Canada's low fare leader," said Paul Harvalias, WestJet Vice-President, Revenue Management. "Whether you're looking for the lowest price possible through our Econo fares or the flexibility, convenience and amenities found in Plus, we are committed to providing Canadians with the best value for their travel dollar."

Earlier this year, WestJet unveiled four additional new routes as part the 2014-2015 winter schedule. WestJet Encore service between Calgary and Penticton begins October 26, 2014, Edmonton to Kamloops service starts February 15, 2015, and Quebec City welcomes twice-daily flights beginning March 15, 2015. Daily WestJet service between Toronto and Phoenix launches October 26, 2014.

Details of WestJet's new routes:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Calgary-Loreto Weekly 9 a.m. 12:55 p.m. Feb. 14, 2015
Loreto-Calgary Weekly 1:50 p.m. 5:56 p.m. Feb. 14, 2015
Winnipeg-Fort Lauderdale Weekly 7:30 a.m. 12:40 p.m. Nov. 1, 2014
Fort Lauderdale-Winnipeg Weekly 1:30 p.m. 5:16 p.m. Nov. 1, 2014

Details of WestJet Encore's new route:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Toronto-Fredericton Daily 8 a.m. 11:09 a.m. April 15, 2015
Toronto-Fredericton Daily 2:50 p.m. 5:59 p.m. April 15, 2015
Fredericton-Toronto Daily 11:45 a.m. 1:16 p.m. April 15, 2015
Fredericton-Toronto Daily 6:35 p.m. 8:06 p.m. April 15, 2015

Introductory one-way fares are available starting from:

Departing Arriving Air transportation
charges (ATC)
Taxes, fees
and charges
Total one-way
price from
Base fare
Toronto Fredericton $69 $18 $47.61 *$134.61CAD
Fredericton Toronto $69 $18 $41.96 *$128.96CAD
Calgary Loreto $179 $7.50 $83.13 *$269.63CAD

*Some restrictions apply. Bookings must be completed by 11:59 pm MST July 23, 2014. Please see for details.

WestJet's winter schedule offers more flights to popular sun destinations like Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Santa Clara, Varadero, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Fort Myers. Domestic routes from Fort McMurray, Prince George, Regina, Nanaimo, Comox, Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Winnipeg will also see increases in frequency, while another eight routes have been extended from summer and seasonal routes to year-round service. Six of those routes are operated by the rapidly expanding regional carrier, WestJet Encore, using its fleet of 78-seat, Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft.

WestJet Vacations offers a number of vacation packages in Loreto, Mexico, including the Hotel Santa Fe by Villa Group, Villa del Palmar Loreto, Hotel La Mision Loreto and the Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa. Guests looking to book early for a WestJet Vacation package in any of its popular destinations will benefit from the WestJet Vacations price guarantee. Guests who choose a WestJet Vacation package between now and September 30, 2014, are guaranteed to receive the best price for their WestJet vacation for travel between October 26, 2014, and April 25, 2015. For full details and restrictions, please visit

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