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WestJet comments on government designation for Mexico

June 10, 2008, Calgary - WestJet has commented on the federal government's granting of designation for WestJet to provide increased scheduled service to Mexico.


June 10, 2008
By Drew McCarthy

June 10, 2008, Calgary – WestJet has commented on the federal government's granting of designation for WestJet to provide increased scheduled service to Mexico.

Sean Durfy, WestJet President and Chief Executive Officer, said these designations are a continuing expression of the government's confidence in WestJet to provide Canadians with high-value, low-cost travel.

"This announcement today is another step forward in our strategic plan, which includes significant international expansion," he said. "Our ability to deliver our exceptional guest experience to Mazatlan and San Jose del Cabo has now resulted in further designations from the Transport Minister. We appreciate the minister's confidence and look forward to providing service to these new and exciting destinations in Mexico."

Included in this announcement are designations that apply immediately and some that apply in December 2009. As WestJet's fleet continues to expand, the airline remains well positioned to serve these destinations on a scheduled basis.

Specific information regarding dates and fares will be available in the coming weeks.

WestJet received the following designations effective immediately:

Vancouver-Mazatlan

Calgary-Puerto Vallarta

Edmonton-Cancun

Edmonton-Puerto Vallarta

Winnipeg-Mazatlan

Winnipeg-Puerto Vallarta

Halifax-Cancun

WestJet received the following designations effective December 2009:

Vancouver-Cancun

Vancouver-Puerto Vallarta

Calgary-Cancun

Winnipeg-Cancun

Toronto-Cancun

Toronto-Puerto Vallarta

Montreal-Cancun

 Durfy says the news is exciting for both WestJet and its guests. "Our network connectivity into major Canadian cities, our comfortable, Next-Generation 737s, the incredible packages that WestJet Vacations offers and, of course, our fun and friendly service… they are all reasons why more and more Canadians are choosing WestJet each and every day."