WestJet to Receive 98th 737 Early
WestJet, the Canadian Low Cost Carrier, will be taking delivery of a brand spanking new Boeing 737 – their 98th aircraft – earlier than expected. WestJet’s plan is to put that bird into service early, before the new plane smell wears off, to transport citizens of the frozen Canadian Atlantic region to the warmer, sunny climates of Florida, Jamaica, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
The additional non-stop flights to be added will originate from Halifax, Moncton, and St. John’s — previously scheduled to start the first week of March, the flights will depart to worship the sun between February 20th and the 26th, about two weeks earlier than expected.
Starting on February 20th is Halifax Intl (YHZ) to Montego Bay (MBJ) while later in the week services to Cancun (CUN), Punta Cana Intl (PUJ), Orlando (MCO), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and Tampa (TPA) begin.
Service from Greater Moncton Int’l Airport (YQM) in New Brunswick to Orlando (MCO) starts February 23rd and finally, non-stop flights from St. John’s Int’l Airport (YYT) to Orlando (MCO) becomes a reality on February 26th.
“We are pleased to be in a position to add more service to the sun from Atlantic Canada this winter,” said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. “We will take delivery of our 98th aircraft in the second week of February, two weeks earlier than planned, so we are delighted to launch these popular services ahead of schedule.”
The following is an overview including dates of the new services from Halifax, Moncton, and St. John’s:
|Route||New start||Weekly Frequency|
|Halifax to Montego Bay||February 20, 2012||One (Monday)|
|Halifax to Orlando||February 21, 2012||Three (Tuesday, Thursday,
|Halifax to Cancun||February 22, 2012||Two (Wednesday, Saturday)|
|Halifax to Punta Cana||February 24, 2012||One (Friday)|
|Halifax to Fort Lauderdale||February 25, 2012||One (Saturday)|
|Halifax to Tampa||February 25, 2012||One (Saturday)|
|Moncton to Orlando||February 23, 2012||One (Thursday)|
|St. John’s to Orlando||February 26, 2012||One (Sunday)|