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Airline's popular non-stop service returns with additional aircraft and more flights

WestJet’s Alberta-Hawaii schedule announced

WestJet announced it has leased two Boeing 757-200 aircraft from Thomas Cook Airlines to deliver more non-stop, daytime service between Calgary and Honolulu and Maui, and between Edmonton and Maui.

Pending regulatory approval*, flights are scheduled to begin December 13, 2012, and continue through April 21, 2013.

Just as in the previous year, WestJet flight attendants will be on board the Boeing 757-200s to ensure the same great WestJet guest experience. Thomas Cook Airlines will provide the aircraft and pilots. The agreement complements the announcement in April that WestJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft will provide more seat capacity for Thomas Cook in the 2012-2013 winter season. As an expansion to its successful, two-year, Canada-wide, partnership, WestJet is the only airline providing capacity for Thomas Cook’s tour operator arm in the Canadian market.

"With this agreement, we can deliver our award-winning guest experience to more Albertans using a larger aircraft with greater range," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "The decision to lease a second aircraft is a direct response to demand for service, and the additional flying will allow us to offer three additional daytime flights this winter at low fares. With this additional aircraft, we’re pleased to offer each route one additional round-trip flight per week over last year."

WestJet Vacations is pleased to offer a wide range of flexible and affordable vacation packages with a strong selection of hotels and condominiums. Choose from 37 locations in Oahu (Honolulu) and 36 in Maui, ranging from studio to one, two and three bedrooms, many of which are located close to or on the beach. For families looking for something truly magical this winter, WestJet Vacations offers packages to Disney’s newest property, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, featuring the only teen spa in Hawaii, a kids club with an array of activities, an 8,200 square foot pool and the only private snorkel reef on the island.

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 at any time prior 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, 2012, for travel between September 4, 2012 and June 27, 2013. For full details and restrictions, please visit westjetvacations.com.

"We look forward to bringing Albertans to the islands of Hawaii again this year,"
concluded Bob Cummings. "Albertans can count on their preferred airline to offer the same friendly and caring service they’ve come to know as they embark on their Hawaiian vacation this year."

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