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Albertans to fly non-stop to Aloha State

WestJet, Thomas Cook partner on direct daytime service to paradise

CALGARY, July 25, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it has once again leased two Boeing 757-200 aircraft from Thomas Cook Airlines to deliver non-stop, daytime service between Calgary and Honolulu, Calgary and Maui, and between Edmonton and Maui.

Pending regulatory approval*, flights are scheduled to begin December 13, 2013, and continue through April 26, 2014. Details of WestJet's seasonal non-stop service include:

Route Weekly frequency
Between Calgary and Honolulu Twice weekly
Between Calgary and Maui Four times weekly
Between Edmonton and Maui Three times weekly

*Flights to be operated by Thomas Cook Airlines' 757s, subject to Canadian Transportation Agency concurrence.

WestJet flight attendants on board the Boeing 757-200s will ensure the same great WestJet guest experience while Thomas Cook Airlines will provide the aircraft and pilots. The increase in capacity will ensure more Albertans can enjoy non-stop WestJet service to the Hawaiian Islands.  WestJet is the only airline providing capacity for Thomas Cook's tour operator arm in the Canadian market as part of a successful, Canada-wide partnership for the third year in a row.

"WestJet's non-stop service to some of our most popular Hawaiian destinations has proven to be of enormous benefit," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "A larger aircraft featuring the same award-winning guest experience allows more Albertans to experience Hawaii on a non-stop flight, and the additional flying will allow us to offer greater frequency across the network while keeping our fares competitive."

WestJet Vacations loves Hawaii! With 39 hotels on Oahu (Honolulu) and 38 hotels on Maui, WestJet Vacations offers a great choice of hotel, resort, and condo accommodation ranging from value to luxury properties with flexible durations so guests can stay as long as they choose.

Guests who book a vacation package can be sure to receive the best price with the WestJet Vacation Price Guarantee. Under its terms, should an identical WestJet Vacations package decrease in price up to 21 days before departure, guests and travel agents can call WestJet Vacations and the difference in cost will be refunded to the original form of payment. The guarantee can also be used multiple times should the price continue to drop.The WestJet Vacations price guarantee is offered to guests who book a minimum three-night WestJet Vacations package before October 31, 2013 for travel between September 3, 2013 and June 23, 2014. For full details and restrictions, please visit westjetvacations.com. For more information on this service, please visit westjet.com/Alberta-Hawaii.

"We look forward to sharing WestJet's love of Hawaii with more Albertans this year while making it even easier for families to get there," concluded Bob Cummings. "There are so many reasons why people return to the Hawaiian Islands year after year, and we hope that the WestJet experience is one of them."

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 87 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 9,600 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. This year, WestJet launched its new regional airline, WestJet Encore.

About WestJet Vacations

WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book travel experiences to 53 destinations in 17 countries, including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive network and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations offers guests a great flight schedule and a wide variety of hotel and resort options to create fun and affordable vacation experiences. To create an album full of vacation memories, visit www.westjetvacations.com.

About WestJet Rewards

WestJet Rewards members earn WestJet dollars on WestJet flights, vacation packages and more. WestJet dollars can be used like cash towards the purchase of WestJet flights and WestJet Vacations packages on any date to any WestJet or WestJet Encore destination with no blackout periods, even on seat sales. More flights equal more benefits, including bonus WestJet dollars and Jet-Aways. Guests who use their WestJet RBC MasterCard will earn WestJet dollars even faster.

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