TSE SYMBOL: WJA
JANUARY 22, 2002 - 10:02 EST
WestJet Announces Non-Stop Jet Service From Winnipeg to
CALGARY, ALBERTA--WestJet announced today that they will be
reinstating their Winnipeg-Regina service effective March 4, 2002.
WestJet will offer 12 non-stop flights between Winnipeg and
Regina weekly with one-way fares starting as low as $84.
Bill Lamberton, WestJet's Vice President, Marketing and Sales,
said today: "We are very pleased to offer more and more services
for the residents of Winnipeg and Manitoba. Winnipeg is rapidly
becoming a major focus city for WestJet. Our expected growth in
our Winnipeg hub will see WestJet increase guest traffic by 50 per
cent in 2002, offering 11 non-stop destinations from Winnipeg."
WestJet 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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Siobhan Vinish (Pronounced Sha-von)
Director, Public Relations and Communications
(403) 444-2261 (FAX)
Why do they add this route then take it way then add it again or did they say that this is a seaonal run?
Also whats this about winnipeg being a hub. I guess that guys who keeps thinking that it is was right?