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WestJet lands in Roatán

Airline's inaugural flight connects guests to the Caribbean paradise from Toronto

CALGARY, Dec. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - WestJet is celebrating carrying guests for the first time to the snorkeling and diving paradise of Roatán, Honduras following yesterday's inaugural flight between Toronto and Roatán.

"With our new seasonal non-stop service guests can now enjoy a superior travel experience when flying to this Caribbean paradise," said Arved von zur Muelhen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "These flights strengthen tourism ties and are a win for leisure travellers looking to explore Roatán's beautiful barrier reefs and white sand beaches."

With convenient access to 14 Caribbean destinations non-stop from Toronto this winter, WestJet's new service to Roatán is operated on the airline's Boeing 737 aircraft featuring WestJet's Premium and Economy cabins.

"In the last five years, there has been a 60 per cent increase in the number of Canadians travelling to Roatán," said Alexander Leon, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Embassy for Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua. "Tourism is one of the sectors that most directly and positively affects the well-being of people of the local community. Congratulations to WestJet on opening this new flight from Toronto to Roatán that will bring great benefits to Hondurans and Canadians alike."

Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to WestJet's Toronto hub and provide for WestJet Rewards accumulation and redemption along with additional benefits for WestJet Rewards top tier members.

"We congratulate WestJet on this new service to the beautiful island of Roatán," said Scott Collier, Vice President of Customer and Terminal Services, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). "Toronto Pearson is proud to be a part of WestJet's continued growth and we are sure our passengers will be excited to discover this part of the world, thanks to WestJet."

Details of WestJet's service between Toronto and Roatán:

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Toronto-Roatán

(Sunday)

Once weekly

9:30 a.m.

1:11 p.m.

December 15, 2019

Roatán- Toronto

(Sunday)

Once weekly

2:10 p.m.

7:27 p.m.

December 15, 2019

 

About WestJet
Together with WestJet's regional airlines, WestJet Encore and WestJet Link, we offer scheduled service to more than 110 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 250 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America. The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.

Recent recognition includes:
2019 Swoop - Start-up Airline of the Year (CAPA 2019 Aviation Awards for Excellence)
2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Number-One Ranked Canadian Airline Loyalty Program in Member Engagement (Bond Brand Loyalty)
2019/2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018/2017 Winner Among Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)

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