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Press release from CNW Group

WestJet connects Victoria and Vancouver

Monday, February 11, 2013

WestJet connects Victoria and Vancouver14:00 EST Monday, February 11, 2013Airline announces new service across the Strait of GeorgiaCALGARY, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the launch of new daily service between Victoria and Vancouver. The service will be operated by WestJet Encore's fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft."This type of flying demonstrates the versatility of the Q400 aircraft," said Ferio Pugliese, Executive Vice-President, WestJet, and President, WestJet Encore. "In addition to new destinations, we are now able to effectively connect cities that have WestJet service but not between each other. This type of use opens up many new possibilities for us to serve even more Canadians in the future.""We are looking forward to providing this new service because we know there is a great demand for it," said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "We know that many people travel frequently between Victoria and Vancouver, most often by ferry. With our new 78-seat Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, this will be an affordable, quick and comfortable option for any traveller."Details of the new daily service between Victoria and Vancouver are:FlightDepartingArrivingEffective3103Vancouver at 7:25 p.m.Victoria at 7:55 p.m.June 24, 20133102Victoria at 7:15 a.m.Vancouver at 7:44 a.m.June 25, 2013Introductory one-way fares are:DepartingArrivingAir transportationcharges (ATC)Taxes,fees and chargesTotal one-way price fromBasefare fromOther ATCVictoriaVancouver$49$12$26.49$87.49*CADVancouverVictoria$49$12$20.89$81.89*CAD*Some restrictions apply.  Please see westjet.com for full details.WestJet Encore will take delivery of its first two Canadian-built, 78-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft in June 2013 and add five more by the end of the year. WestJet has firm orders for a total of 20 Q400s and options for an additional 25 over the next six years.About WestJetWestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 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 9,000 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.Connect with WestJet on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westjetFollow WestJet on Twitter at www.twitter.com/westjetSubscribe to WestJet on YouTube at www.youtube.com/westjetAbout WestJet VacationsWestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book travel experiences to 52 destinations in 18 countries, including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive network and world-class 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. For more information, visit www.westjetvacations.com.  SOURCE: WestJetFor further information: Media contact: Media Relations, 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), media@westjet.com.