WestJet is to launch new non-stop service between Toronto and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and between Calgary and Dallas, beginning this spring.

WestJet is to launch new non-stop service between Toronto and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and between Calgary and Dallas, beginning this spring.

On May 2, WestJet will introduce twice-weekly service on Thursdays and Sundays between Toronto and Myrtle Beach. Daily service between Calgary and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will begin on April 29.


WestJet's late-2010 fleet of 90-plus Boeing 737NGs included at least a dozen Boeing 737-800s and the carrier's future orders will include many more as WestJet expands its network of longer sectors from Canada to Caribbean, Latin American and Hawaii sunspot destinations

WestJet’s 2013 fleet of 100-plus Boeing 737NGs includes 22 Boeing 737-800s in service and on order and the carrier may yet lease more as WestJet expands its network of longer sectors from Canada to Caribbean, Latin American and Hawaii sunspot destinations

 

Bookings for both services, featuring introductory fares, will be available for purchase from February 11. WestJet is offering introductory one-way fares from C$167.39 on the Toronto-Myrtle Beach route and from C$228.39 on the Calgary-Dallas/Fort Worth route, including all government taxes and fees.

“We are very proud to announce our 19th and 20th U.S. destinations and our 82nd and 83rd destinations overall,” says Chris Avery, WestJet’s vice-president, network planning, alliances and corporate development.

Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular destinations for Canadian vacationers, with more than 90 kilometers of picturesque beaches, world-class golf and warm southern hospitality,” adds Chris Avery.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the fourth-largest airport in the United States, as well as a major hub for WestJet codeshare partner American Airlines.

On December 7, 2012, WestJet took delivery of the 100th Boeing 737NG to join the Calgary-based airline’s fleet. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, was delivered to Newport Beach, California-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group for lease to and operation by by WestJet. This photograph shows WestJet’s 100th Boeing 737NG departing Boeing Field in Seattle

On December 7, 2012, WestJet took delivery of the 100th Boeing 737NG to join the Calgary-based airline’s fleet. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, was delivered to Newport Beach, California-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group for lease to and operation by by WestJet. This photograph shows WestJet’s 100th Boeing 737NG departing Boeing Field in Seattle

 

WestJet’s relationship with American Airlines will give its customers a choice of three round-trip flights a day between Calgary and Dallas, a key Western business route, as well as American’s extensive network beyond Dallas.

The airline’s twice-weekly service between Toronto Pearson International Airport (IATA code YYZ) and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) will see flight WS1154 departing YYZ at 9:30 a.m. every Thursday and Sunday from May 2 and landing at MYR at 11:35 a.m.

In the other direction, flight WS1155 is timed to leave MYR at 12:20 p.m. and reach YYZ at 2:14 p.m.

WestJet’s new non-stop daily service between Calgary and Dallas-Fort Worth will see flight WS1554 pushing back from the gate at Calgary International Airport (YYC) at 10:25 a.m. daily from April 29 and touching down Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) at 2:58 p.m. local time.

Canadian carrier WestJet was the lessee for the 50th Next-Generation 737 purchased by leasing company BOC Aviation directly from the manufacturer. BOC Aviation took delivery of the aircraft, a 737-800, on December 13, 2011

Canadian carrier WestJet was the lessee for the 50th Next-Generation 737 purchased by leasing company BOC Aviation directly from the manufacturer. BOC Aviation took delivery of the aircraft, a 737-800, on December 13, 2011

 

In the other direction, flight WS1555 will leave DFW at 3:45 p.m. and arrive at YYC at 6:29 p.m. local time.

Within Canada, WestJet is also increasing the number of round-trips it operates between Toronto and Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina, and the airline will introduce new non-stop service between Toronto and Fort McMurray.

WestJet will also increase its Calgary-Los Angeles schedule to two flights daily from one, and to 11 flights a week from seven between Toronto and Orlando.

Internationally, WestJet will extend its service to Aruba, Liberia in Costa Rica, and Trinidad and Tobago so that these flights all operate on a year-round basis.

A Westjet 737-700 lands on Runway 31 at Regina International Airport in Saskatchewan

A Westjet 737-700 lands on Runway 31 at Regina International Airport in Saskatchewan

 

The airline will also add one extra flight each week on its routes linking Toronto with Kingston and Montego Bay in Jamaica; Varadero, Cuba; St. Maarten; Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic; and Cancun in Mexico.  WestJet Vacations’ packages will be available on many of these routes.

WestJet will operate all these flights with its fleet of more than 100 Boeing 737NG single-aisle jets.

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