WestJet Adds 11 New U.S., International Destinations


Calgary-based WestJet Airlines unveiled its largest seasonal nonstop flight schedule, featuring a record eight new international destinations and three additional U.S. destinations for the winter of 2009-2010.

Beginning in late fall, WestJet will launch seasonal non-stop service to Varadero, Holguin and Cayo Coco, Cuba; Ixtapa and Cozumel, Mexico; St. Martin; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; Freeport, the Bahamas; Lihue (Kauai), Hawaii; Miami; and Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The new schedule also includes new, year-round service between Edmonton and Yellowknife, and between Calgary and San Diego. Both services were launched on a seasonal basis in May.

This news comes shortly after WestJet announced new routes from Canada to Mexican cities Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

WestJet's 2009-2010 winter schedule represents a 45 per cent increase in transborder and international capacity year over year. Domestic capacity will decrease by about 5 percent for the same time period.

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