WestJet launches new service to Varadero
CALGARY, Nov. 1, 2009 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) —
Company: WestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA)
Airline makes inaugural flight between Toronto and Varadero today
WestJet today announced the launch of new, seasonal non-stop service
between Toronto and Varadero, Cuba. The inaugural flight departs
Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 10:00 a.m. ET today.
"With a lively nightlife, stunning beaches and friendly locals, Varadero
is a great getaway in itself," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive
Vice-President of Strategy and Planning. "However, as a starting point
for visiting colourful Havana, it's a really popular winter destination
for Canadian travellers. We can't wait to take WestJet guests to this
exciting and culture-rich part of Cuba."
WestJet will fly between Toronto and Varadero three times per week, each
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, as a seasonal charter operated by WestJet
Vacations, until April 29, 2010.
Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new service.
From November 1, 2009 to April 29, 2010:
Toronto – Varadero (three times weekly until April 29, 2010)
Flight Departure Arrival
From Toronto – WS5010 10:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
From Varadero – WS5011 2:30 p.m. 5:54 p.m.
WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of
WestJet's scheduled destinations, including packages to Varadero
starting at $589, plus applicable fees and taxes, for air and seven
nights, all-inclusive. For more information, call one of our WestJet
Vacations Experience Specialists at 1-877-737-7001, your preferred
travel agent or visit westjetvacations.com.
WestJet flies non-stop from Toronto to some of the most beautiful sun
destinations anywhere, including Cancun, Barbados, St. Lucia, Montego
Bay, Nassau, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, La Romana, Fort Lauderdale,
Orlando, Fort Myers and Tampa. As part of its 2009-2010 winter schedule,
WestJet is also adding non-stop service from Toronto to Holguin, Cayo
Coco, Cozumel, Miami, Freeport, Turks and Caicos, and St. Maarten.
One-way fares for Bahamas destinations start at $99, for Mexico at $129
and for the rest of the Caribbean at $145, plus applicable fees and taxes.
WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service
throughout its 66-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one
of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and
2008, 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 81 Boeing Next-Generation 737
aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 54 aircraft
through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful
international airlines in the world.
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