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We're on our way, Penticton!

Get on your way, too, with non-stop flights from Calgary

CALGARY, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet is tickled peach to announce Penticton, B.C., as its newest destination. Non-stop service between Penticton and Calgary takes off October 26, 2014, on board WestJet Encore's Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, so "wine-not" take advantage of WestJet's low introductory fares available now on westjet.com.

In addition to the great selection of Canadian wines and vineyards in the area, visitors can enjoy a true four-season destination with activities ranging from beaches and peaches to skiing and spas. WestJet Encore service to Penticton offers guests another route to the Okanagan Valley and its many amenities while connecting the people of the southern B.C. interior with WestJet's extensive network via Calgary.

"Penticton's community support and business case fits with our ongoing commitment to serving the Okanagan Valley," said Ferio Pugliese, President, WestJet Encore. "We are excited to bring our low fares, great guest experience and convenient schedule to a community in need of air service options. Guests will now have access to 18 same-day connections to WestJet destinations out of Calgary."

"This is phenomenal news for the City of Penticton and the entire South Okanagan region," said Penticton Mayor Garry Litke. "There has been an overwhelming demand locally for increased air service to Alberta. The City has been working hard to secure this eastern route and respond to the region's needs, opening the door for increased business and tourism opportunities. We can't wait to board the first non-stop flight to Calgary."

Details of WestJet Encore's new daily, non-stop service between Penticton and Calgary are:

Flight Departing Arriving Effective
3281 Calgary at 2:05 p.m. Penticton at 2:21 p.m. October 26, 2014
3280 Penticton at 2:55 p.m. Calgary at 5:00 p.m. October 26, 2014

Introductory one-way fares starting from:

Departing Arriving Air transportation charges (ATC) Taxes,
fees and
Total one-way
price from
Base fare from Other ATC
Calgary Penticton $79 $12 $43.53 $134.53*CAD
Penticton Calgary $79 $12 $12.03 $103.03*CAD

*Some restrictions apply.  Please see westjet.com for full details.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers.  We offer scheduled service to more than 85 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries.  Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more.  Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods -- even on seat sales.  For more information about everything WestJet, please visit www.westjet.com.

Recent recognition includes:
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2013 Gold Stevie Award Best Transportation Company (American Business Awards)
2013 Chairman's Circle Award: WestJet Vacations (CPSC)
2013 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Leger Marketing)
2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine)

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