CALGARY, Canada – WestJet announced today it has leased two Boeing 757-200 aircraft from Thomas Cook Airlines to deliver more non-stop, daytime service between Calgary and Honolulu and Maui, and between Edmonton and Maui.
Pending regulatory approval*, flights are scheduled to begin December 13, 2012, and continue through April 21, 2013. Details of WestJet’s seasonal non-stop service include:
Route Weekly frequency
Between Calgary and Honolulu Twice weekly
Between Calgary and Maui Four times weekly
Between Edmonton and Maui Three times weekly
Just as in the previous year, WestJet flight attendants will be on board the Boeing 757-200s to ensure the same great WestJet guest experience. Thomas Cook Airlines will provide the aircraft and pilots. The agreement complements the announcement in April that WestJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft will provide more seat capacity for Thomas Cook in the 2012-2013 winter season. As an expansion to its successful, two-year, Canada-wide, partnership, WestJet is the only airline providing capacity for Thomas Cook’s tour operator arm in the Canadian market.
“With this agreement, we can deliver our award-winning guest experience to more Albertans using a larger aircraft with greater range,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. “The decision to lease a second aircraft is a direct response to demand for service, and the additional flying will allow us to offer three additional daytime flights this winter at low fares. With this additional aircraft, we’re pleased to offer each route one additional round-trip flight per week over last year.”
“We look forward to bringing Albertans to the islands of Hawaii again this year,” concluded Bob Cummings. “Albertans can count on their preferred airline to offer the same friendly and caring service they’ve come to know as they embark on their Hawaiian vacation this year.”