January 17, 2011
WestJet is offering additional, temporary non-stop flights to from Alberta to Hawaii.
WestJet plans to operate a leased Boeing 757-200 to provide temporary non-stop service between Calgary and Honolulu and Maui, and between Edmonton and Maui, subject to Canadian government approval.
The service will operate from Feb. 12 to April 30.
For these flights, WestJet is leasing the Boeing 757-200 from North American Airlines.
“This temporary lease will allow WestJet to provide additional capacity for guests travelling from Alberta to Hawaii,” says Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet executive vice-president, strategy and planning. “With this leased aircraft, we’ll be able to seat 193 guests, an increase from using our own 737-700s.”
“This announcement demonstrates our flexibility as an airline as well as our ability to maintain our competitive edge in this market,” he continues.
A WestJet service ambassador will be on board each 757-200 flight.
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