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WestJet adds limited-edition summer routes

London, ON/Vancouver and Quebec City/Calgary

CALGARY, April 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, WestJet announced two non-stop routes offering Canadian travellers even greater choices for connectivity and convenience this summer. Starting June 29, WestJet will begin service between London, Ontario and Vancouver and between Quebec City and Calgary. WestJet's limited-edition flights will be offered only during the peak summer travel season.

"WestJet is looking forward to providing London and Quebec City with improved connectivity into the broader WestJet network through Vancouver and Calgary respectively this summer," said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "Thanks to these new services, our guests will have more options for travelling to visit friends and family this summer while having a chance to see more of Canada's history and beauty." 

From June 29 through September 8, WestJet will offer four weekly, non-stop flights between Quebec City and Calgary. Service will be reduced to three weekly, non-stop flights from September 8 through October 26. The service opens up 18 new WestJet destinations via Calgary International Airport including Saskatoon, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, Comox, Nanaimo, and WestJet's new WestJet Link service to Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Cranbrook.

From June 29 to September 7, WestJet will offer three weekly, non-stop flights between London, Ontario and Vancouver. The service arrives in London in the evening and departs in the morning, opening up six new WestJet destinations including Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Fort St. John, Prince George and Kelowna via Vancouver International Airport.

Details of new service:

Route

Frequency

Departs

Arrives

Effective/End Date

Calgary – Quebec City

4x weekly

10:30 a.m.

4:32 p.m.

June 29 / September 8, 2018

Quebec City – Calgary

4x weekly

5:30 p.m.

10:05 p.m.

June 29 / September 8, 2018

Calgary – Quebec City

3x weekly

10:30 a.m.

4:32 p.m.

September 8 / October 26, 2018

Quebec City – Calgary

3x weekly

5:30 p.m.

10:05 p.m.

September 8 / October 26, 2018

Vancouver – London, ON

3x weekly

9:15 a.m.

4:27 p.m.

June 29 / September 7,  2018

London, ON – Vancouver

4x weekly

5:30 p.m.

7:18 p.m.

June 29 / September 7,  2018

Visit westjet.com/flight-schedules-new for more information.

About WestJet
Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas. Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice winner – North America for 2017 and 2018 in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines. The airline was also named the Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.  

Recent recognition includes:
2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)

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About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site*, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 600 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering approximately 7.5 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants -- TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that's right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world's largest travel community of 455 million average monthly unique visitors**, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

The subsidiaries and affiliates of TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) own and operate a portfolio of websites under 20 other travel media brands:

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* Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, October 2017

** Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2017

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