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Swoop Continues North American Expansion With Three New Destinations To Its Network

CALGARY, Dec. 13, 2019 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline and subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Ltd., released its 2020 summer schedule, announcing increased service and three new destinations. Starting in April 2020, Swoop’s newest routes will take travellers to two new domestic destinations including Victoria, Kamloops, and one U.S. destination, San Diego.

Race To The Bottom – Canada’s WestJet Launches Ultra-Discount Airline Swoop

Formerly low-cost carrier WestJet, is set to launch an All-New “ultra-low-cost airline” called Swoop in June of 2018. “The name Swoop denotes exactly what we plan to do,” said Bob Cummings WestJet executive vice-president, strategy and the executive member responsible for the launch of Swoop. “It’s a powerful verb that demonstrates we plan to swoop in to the Canadian market with a new business model that will provide lower fares and greater opportunity for more Canadians to travel.”

Canadians Save Up To 40 Per Cent Off in the Cayman Islands With ‘Fall Only In Cayman’

TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2017 /CNW/ – This fall, the Cayman Islands is offering Canadians a sequel to summer with their annual FALL ONLY IN CAYMAN promotion. Trade out those sweaters for swimsuits with incredible savings of up to 40 per cent off accommodations, watersports, dining and more when you book a vacation by October 31, 2017 and travel between September 5 and December 15, 2017.

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WestJet Launches New Plus Product Features

Airline adds even more value to popular Plus fare  You may have missed this information in a barrage of press releases from WestJet in the past week or so, this is good news for travellers…. CALGARY/CNW/ – Effective September 14, 2015, WestJet launched its new Plus product on all Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft featuring an empty middle seat, added services and upgraded meal options on longer flights.

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Fly WestJet To London For As Little As $199

CALGARY, Sept. 15, 2015 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced it will launch new non-stop service next spring to London (Gatwick) a total of four times daily from six Canadian cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and St. John’s. There will be a total of 28 non-stop flights weekly, along with fares on connecting flights from select cities for only $20 more. These new routes represent WestJet’s first non-stop service to London, and the only non-stop service from Winnipeg to the United Kingdom.

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WestJet announces SmartSeats

Airline introduces new boarding concept CALGARY, April 1, 2015 /CNW/ –WestJet today announced SmartSeats, a new concept in boarding its aircraft that could change the way people fly. The SmartSeats concept is simple; the seats in the lounge are the seats on the aircraft. Guests ride the SmartSeats directly between the boarding lounge and the plane. The SmartSeats project team created a brief video now available on WestJet’s YouTube channel and Facebook page to assist in explaining the concept.

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The Barbados “free spending money” on-island is back – 2014

The Barbados Island Inclusive package is back!!! Take advantage of “free spending money” on-island TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ – The Barbados Island Inclusive package is back for 2014! Canadians can now take advantage of this great money-saving offer by booking before March 15th, for travel to Barbados between May 1st and December 19th, 2014. With the Barbados Island Inclusive, guests receive “free spending money” based on their length of stay for use at participating attractions and restaurants while on-island. With a minimum stay of 5 nights guests will receive US$150.00 per person and on stays of 7 nights or longer guests will receive US$200.00 per person, based on a maximum of two (2) persons per room. Vouchers will be distributed to guests upon hotel check-in.

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WestJet introduces Plus

 Airline now offers full list of amenities for Plus fare guests CALGARY, Aug. 19, 2013 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced the market launch of Plus, an important part of the airline’s fare bundle roll-out, offering additional flexibility, comfort and convenience to guests looking for more options. Plus includes: complimentary flight change and cancel options extra baggage allowance (two free checked bags) extra legroom (36-inch seat pitch) a complimentary food item and alcoholic beverages from our inflight menu advance boarding and overhead bin space priority security screening at available airports “Plus is the answer for a growing market of travellers who have asked for more choice and flexibility at lower fares than exist today,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. “The introduction of Plus allows us to offer guests the same guest experience they have always enjoyed while providing additional features to meet their needs. What WestJet includes in Plus is offered at a price much lower than what competitors have made available to date and I am proud that WestJet continues …

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The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) Says Canadian Travellers Are Paying Excessive Taxes And Fees

OTTAWA, April 18, 2013 /CNW/ – The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) welcomed a federal government report supporting its position that air travellers are being unduly penalized by excessive taxes and fees that are making air travel more costly for Canadians. The report, One Size Doesn’t Fit All: The Future Growth and Competitiveness of Canadian Air Travel by the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, builds on earlier work of the committee that concluded taxes and fees imposed on travellers and airlines are making Canada’s aviation industry uncompetitive. The senate report includes the following key findings and recommendations: Canada needs a single, cohesive National Air Travel Strategy to chart a new course to ensure competitive air travel in Canada. The Government of Canada must stop treating the aviation sector as a source of public revenue and start recognizing the sector’s ability to create jobs. Airport rent should be eliminated. Canadians continue to drive to U.S. airports to take advantage of lower airfares at an alarming rate. The rules governing the use of foreign pilots should be strengthened. “We note that …