WestJet takes stage for Encore

Inaugural WestJet Encore flights set for Nanaimo, Fort St. John, Vancouver, Victoria, Saskatoon

CALGARY, June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today launches WestJet Encore, Canada's newest regional airline, with service to Fort St. John, Nanaimo, Vancouver, and Victoria, British Columbia and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. WestJet Encore features a new fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft.

"Our inaugural flights across western Canada today represent the future of enhanced connectivity for Canadians," said Ferio Pugliese, President, WestJet Encore.  "WestJet Encore is here to liberate smaller communities from the high cost of regional air travel while continuing to provide every guest with our award winning culture of care. Much as we did back in 1996 with national carrier WestJet, WestJet Encore hopes to make regional air travel easier, more accessible and less expensive.  Strategically, providing access to more Canadians as well as using WestJet Encore to fly new non-stops and enhance our frequency between markets will not only enable incremental growth from new markets but also enhance our overall value for the business market."

"The launch of WestJet's regional airline in Calgary is a sign of YYC's strength as a hub of choice in Canada, further enhancing our strategic direction of connecting Calgary to the world," said Stephan Poirier, Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. "We are thrilled to add Fort St. John and Nanaimo to our growing network of services. In addition, WestJet's decision to make Calgary the home of its WestJet Encore headquarters demonstrates that YYC continues to be a major economic engine in Western Canada."

FLIGHT SCHEDULE:

Flight Departing Arriving Effective
3109 Calgary at 11 a.m. Nanaimo at 11:45 a.m. June 24, 2013
3108 Nanaimo at 12:30 p.m. Calgary at 2:56 p.m. June 24, 2013
3101 Calgary at 3:50 p.m. Fort St. John at 4:35 p.m. June 24, 2013
3103 Fort St. John at 5:05 p.m. Vancouver at 6:48 p.m. June 24, 2013
3103 Vancouver at 7:20 p.m. Victoria at 7:50 p.m. June 24, 2013
3246 Calgary at 4:50 p.m. Saskatoon at 6:09 p.m. June 24, 2013
3247 Saskatoon at 6:35 p.m. Calgary at 7:59 p.m. June 24, 2013
3102 Victoria at 7:15 a.m. Vancouver at 7:44 a.m. June 25, 2013
3102 Vancouver at 8:15 a.m. Fort St. John at 10:01 a.m. June 25, 2013
3100 Fort St. John at 10:30 a.m. Calgary at 1 p.m. June 25, 2013

Introductory one-way fares available for travel until August 28 are:

Departing Arriving Air transportation charges (ATC) Taxes, fees & charges Total one-way price from
Base fare from Other ATC
Calgary Fort St. John $99 $18 $44.83 $161.83* CAD
Fort St. John Vancouver $99 $18 $32.23 $149.23* CAD
Vancouver Victoria $89 $12 $17.78 $118.78*CAD
Victoria Vancouver $89 $12 $23.03 $124.03*CAD
Vancouver Fort St. John $99 $18 $32.23 $149.23*CAD
Fort St. John Calgary $99 $18 $32.23 $149.23*CAD
Calgary Nanaimo $159 $18 $47.83 $224.83*CAD
Nanaimo Calgary $159 $18 $26.83 $203.83*CAD

*Some restrictions apply.  Please see westjet.com for full details.

WestJet Rewards
Join WestJet Rewards. Book and travel to WestJet Encore's newest destinations by August 28, 2013 and get five times the WestJet dollars. WestJet dollars can be used like cash toward the purchase of WestJet flights and vacation packages. You can use them for travel on any date to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods. Terms and conditions apply.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to more than 85 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,500 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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