WestJet is launching new daily seasonal service to Bermuda, as well as new weekly seasonal services to Samaná and Punta Cana in the Dominican...

WestJet is launching new daily seasonal service to Bermuda, as well as new weekly seasonal services to Samaná and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

The Calgary-based airline will operate weekly seasonal non-stop services between Toronto and Samaná on Saturdays from June 5. The airline already serves Dominican Republic destinations Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and La Romana from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport with a total of seven non-stop flights per week .


WestJet will also begin weekly seasonal service between Montréal and Punta Cana on June 5, 2010.

“Both Bahia Principe and AMHSA Marina Hotels are thrilled to have WestJet and WestJet Vacations servicing Samana. It is a relatively new destination and a rapidly growing part of the Dominican Republic,” says Chris Avery, vice-president, WestJet Vacations.

Seen in this photograph is a Boeing 737-700 of Canadian low-cost leader WestJet. The airline operates only Boeing 737NGs and the flexibility of its new fleet plan will allow the airline to have anywhere from 112 to 135 aircraft in its fleet by the end of 2016

Offering introductory fares from C$149 plus taxes and fees, WestJet’s service between Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Samaná’s El Catey International Airport (AZS) will depart YYZ at 10:00 a.m. and arrive at AZS at 2:10 p.m. The return flight will leave AZS at 3 p.m. and arrive back at YYZ at 7:08 p.m. All times are local.

With introductory fares available from C$169 plus taxes and fees, WestJet’s Montréal-Punta Cana service will depart Montréal’s Pierre Trudeau International Airport (YUL) at 7:00 a.m. and arrive at Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) at 11:20 a.m. The return flight is timed to leave PUJ at 12:05 p.m. and reach YUL at 4:35 p.m.

WestJet Vacations offers vacation packages to the Dominican Republic from $769 for seven nights. For more information on this and other offers, visit www.westjetvacations.com.

The airline’s new daily seasonal service between Pearson International Airport and L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA) in Bermuda begins on May 3. Introductory fares start at C$139 plus taxes and fees. The schedule calls for the WestJet flight to push back at YYZ at 10:20 a.m. and arrive at BDA at 2:08 p.m. The return flight is timed to leave BDA at 3 p.m. and reach YYZ at 4:55 p.m.

WestJet offers scheduled service to 67 destinations throughout North America and the Caribbean. The carrier was a pioneer in offering low-cost scheduled service in Canada and offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its fleet of 86 Boeing 737-600s, 737-700s and 738-800s.

The airline has confirmed future deliveries of an additional 49 737NGs through 2016 and says it strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.