WestJet announced the introduction of new seasonal non-stop service from Toronto to St. Lucia. Service to this new sun destination begins December 16, 2007. WestJet’s enhanced winter schedule also includes new non-stop flights from Hamilton to Nassau, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa.
“St. Lucia represents the fifth international country for scheduled service,” said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network and Revenue Management. “These announcements are part of WestJet’s measured expansion plans to fly to over 60 destinations by 2013. Our fleet of 68 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft is perfectly suited for these destinations, providing live seatback TV and pay-per-view movies at every seat. We are confident that the exceptional guest experience provided by our more than 6,500 WestJetters will make these destinations a success.
“We are also pleased to announce exciting news for Hamilton, Ontario. Hamiltonians have embraced WestJet since our arrival in 2000 and these new routes demonstrate our commitment to southwestern Ontario. Connecting Hamilton to these sun destinations is another way for WestJet to meet the needs of our guests. Our record load factors announced today shows, yet again, that WestJet’s schedule fits with the travel demands of Canadians.”
“Over the past three years, WestJet has grown to 19 sun destinations offering guests across Canada the opportunity to travel south in the winter. WestJet also recently announced the addition of six other new hot spots: Montego Bay (Jamaica), Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Mazatlan (Mexico), Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) and Kona (Hawaii).”
“This is exciting news for WestJet Vacations,” said John Hamilton, Vice-President, WestJet Vacations. “This expansion enriches the already strong package offerings to our sun destinations. I am confident that our value-added vacation packages will offer something for everyone.”
“We are pleased that WestJet has chosen St. Lucia as its first destination in the Southern Caribbean. A partnership with WestJet is an important component of St. Lucia’s continuing commitment to increasing tourism from the Canadian market,” says Senator Allen Chastanet, St. Lucia’s Minister of tourism and civil aviation. “We hope Canadian travellers will take advantage of this new service to visit friends and family, conduct business or simply vacation on our beautiful island.”