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WestJet offers non-stop service to Las Vegas from Vancouver Island

May 29, 2008

Victoria is off to Vegas, baby!

WestJet offers non-stop service to Las Vegas from Vancouver Island

Victoria, BC.   May 29, 2008.   WestJet today announced new seasonal non-stop service between Victoria and Las Vegas, starting September 9, 2008.  This new non-stop flight will operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

“Vancouver Island has been very supportive of WestJet’s growth and we expect to fly over 600,000 guests into and out of Victoria International Airport this year.  This is a significant number for both WestJet and Victoria,” said Bob Cummings, Executive Vice-President, Guest Experience and Marketing.  “With the addition of seven new aircraft in 2008 and many more to come in the next few years, there is potential for the people of Vancouver Island to enjoy additional WestJet service in the future.”

Richard Paquette, CEO, Victoria Airport Authority, commented, “We are pleased that WestJet is offering this new non-stop service to Las Vegas, beginning September 9.  This will give the residents of Victoria and all Vancouver Island a fantastic opportunity to fly conveniently to this popular destination.”

WestJet Vacations offers 23 properties in Las Vegas, including the entire MGM Mirage family of resorts, and offers guests a complete and enjoyable travel experience.

Following are the schedule details of WestJet’s new seasonal non-stop service between Victoria and Las Vegas:

Starting September 9, 2008

Victoria – Las Vegas (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays)


From Victoria – WS1510

3:20 p.m.

5:58 p.m.

From Las Vegas – WS961

11:05 a.m.

2:01 p.m.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada’s leading high-value low-cost airline offering scheduled service throughout its 47-city North American and Caribbean network.  Named Canada’s most admired corporate culture in 2005, 2006 and 2007, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada.  WestJet offers increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of 75 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu.  With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 46 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travelers.

Media Contacts:

WestJet - Gillian Bentley, Media Relations, Telephone 1-888-WJ 4 NEWS  (1-888-954-6397),      Email:

Victoria Airport - James Bogusz, Marketing, Communications & Technology, Telephone (250)953-7570, Email: