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WESTJET RETURNS TO GANDER

Flights to Halifax and Toronto



(January 19, 2015) Westjet today announced its return to Gander International Airport with service to Halifax and Toronto.

Westjet’s service from Gander to Toronto commences May 3 and its year-round service to Halifax begins July 15.

“This new Westjet service will complement the services offered at Gander by Air Canada and Sunwing Airlines,” said Gander International Airport Authority Chairperson Des Dillon. “It also responds to our region’s desire for more airline choices flying out of Gander.”

Service to Gander from Toronto and Halifax completes WestJet Encore’s progression across Canada – now operating coast-to-coast while bringing lower fares and better connections from British Columbia to Newfoundland.

“We know that 2015 will be driven by competition on every level, and we are ready,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. “We are an airline driving a very exciting evolution that will bring the strength of our low-cost, people-driven guest experience into more markets.”

“As an airline, WestJet takes the route less travelled by preparing in good times for the potentially tough ones ahead,” said WestJet Vice-President, Revenue Management, Paul Harvalias. “Last year we promised we would drop fares, and we followed through by lowering the price of more than six million seats across our network. The fares offered today also reflect on that promise; in addition to ultra-low introductory fares for routes like Gander, we have incredibly competitive pricing across the network throughout the year.”

Details of WestJet’s new Gander routes in summer 2015:

 

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Halifax – Gander

Daily

8:50 p.m.

11:03 p.m.

July 15, 2015

Toronto – Gander

Daily

9:00 p.m.

1:22 a.m.

May 3, 2015

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For Further Information, contact:

Reg Wright, President and CEO

Phone:  (709) 256-6668

 

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