WestJet today announced the market launch of Plus, an important part of the airline’s fare bundle roll-out, offering additional flexibility, comfort and convenience to guests looking for more options.
* complimentary flight change and cancel options
* extra baggage allowance (two free checked bags)
* extra legroom (36-inch seat pitch)
* a complimentary food item and alcoholic beverages from our inflight menu
* advance boarding and overhead bin space
* priority security screening at available airports
“Plus is the answer for a growing market of travellers who have asked for more choice and flexibility at lower fares than exist today,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. “The introduction of Plus allows us to offer guests the same guest experience they have always enjoyed while providing additional features to meet their needs. What WestJet includes in Plus is offered at a price much lower than what competitors have made available to date and I am proud that WestJet continues to drive value for the travelling public. Plus is an excellent choice for business travellers and guests who require greater flexibility, more amenities and less planning around their travel dates.”
Plus completes the fare bundle launch that began earlier this year with the fleet reconfiguration, creating additional legroom in the first three rows of seating in all of WestJet’s 103 Boeing Next Generation 737 aircraft. Guests can now choose Econo, Flex, or Plus fares at time of booking at westjet.com, via our Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538), or through their preferred travel agent based on individual itinerary and travel requirements. By offering three fare levels, WestJet continues to provide Canadians with affordable travel options along with its signature fun, friendly and caring service.
“Plus is the latest investment WestJet has made for the business traveller,” concluded Bob Cummings. “Our ever-improving schedule enhanced through our airline partnerships and the launch of WestJet Encore provides the connectivity our business guests need. WestJet Rewards is a simple and transparent rewards program backed by one of the most trusted brands in Canada.”
To ensure availability, guests wishing to purchase Plus are encouraged to do so in advance of their flight. Based on availability, guests who purchase Econo and Flex fares may select a seat in Plus for a fee at check-in and receive priority boarding, first access to overhead bin space, added legroom and complimentary food and beverages or on board the aircraft to receive additional legroom and complimentary food and beverages.