WestJet Announces New Jet Service to London and New Route Enhancements
WestJet Airlines today announced that it is adding service to the new market of London, Ontario from western Canada starting February 7, 2002. WestJet’s new service will fly non-stop between Winnipeg and London with connecting services over Winnipeg throughout the west. One-way fares between London and Winnipeg will start at $125.
WestJet will also add twice daily non-stop service between Winnipeg and Edmonton beginning February 7, 2002, with one-way fares starting at $119. This new non-stop route will make easier affordable, convenient air travel between the two cities, with connecting flights to other WestJet
Bill Lamberton, WestJet’s Vice President, Marketing and Sales, said today: “We are very pleased to be adding service to the city of London, our twenty-first Canadian destination. The inclusion of London in our route network will allow potential guests the luxury of avoiding travel congestion in Toronto when flying between London and western Canada.
“Our new non-stop service between Edmonton and Winnipeg, and the addition of our fifth new Boeing 737-700 aircraft will bring greater travelling options and affordable prices to residents of these cities, while expanding the friendly, no-hassle service WestJet already offers to Canadians across the nation.”
WestJet Airlines serves the 20 Canadian cities of Victoria, Comox, Vancouver, Abbotsford/Fraser Valley, Prince George, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thompson, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Hamilton, Ottawa and Moncton. WestJet will be adding service to London, Ontario beginning February 7, 2002.
WestJet operates a fleet of 27 Boeing 737 aircraft, featuring four state-of-the-art next-generation 737-700 aircraft. The airline will be adding a fifth 737-700 aircraft to its fleet in February 2002. WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol WJA.
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WestJet Airlines Ltd.
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