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August 11, 2010 | Air Service, YEG News Releases


WestJet announces new non-stop service to Orlando Airline has the most non-stop destinations from Alberta’s capital city

CALGARY, Alberta. August 11, 2010. WestJet today announced it will fly non-stop between Edmonton and Orlando on a weekly basis starting December 18, 2010.

"The addition of weekly non-stop service to Orlando further solidifies WestJet as the carrier offering the most non-stop destinations from the Edmonton International Airport," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "From Maui to Montego Bay, WestJet is flying Edmontonians to the destinations that they want to visit."

In addition to Orlando, WestJet also operates non-stop service from Edmonton to many sun destinations on a seasonal or year-round basis, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Maui, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Montego Bay.

"Orlando is one of our most-requested route additions," said Reg Milley, President and CEO, Edmonton International Airport. "We're excited to welcome this key leisure destination to EIA's growing family of more than 50 non-stop cities. Now it's up to Edmontonians to ensure the success of the new route. It's important to choose non-stops like Orlando or one of WestJet's other U.S. non-stop destinations to ensure our great U.S. service is maintained."

The details of WestJet’s weekly non-stop service to Orlando from Edmonton are as follows:


Service dates



Departure /

Edmonton – Orlando

December 18, 2010,

to April 30, 2011




12:45 a.m./ 7:41 a.m.

Orlando –


December 18, 2010,

to April 30, 2011




8:35 a.m./ 12:27 p.m.

Book by August 25, 2010, to take advantage of special introductory one-way fares for travel by February 8, 2011. These are now available in both directions, on non-stop flights only, starting at 199 $ plus applicable taxes and fees. Fares are offered online at www.westjet.com, through WestJet’s Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (1-888-937-8538) or through preferred travel agents.

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for most of WestJet’s scheduled destinations, including seven-night packages from Edmonton to Orlando from 749 $ plus applicable fees and taxes. For more information, contact your preferred travel agent, call WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 or visit www.westjetvacations.com.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, 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 90 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 45 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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Media contact

Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS
(1-888-954-6397), email: ropalmer@westjet.com.

Please note: the media contact for EIA is as follows:
Sarah Meffen
Tél : 780 890 2434
c : 780 884 2966
e : smeffen@flyeia.com