Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Westjet commences service to Orange County (SNA/KSNA)

My apologies to everyone as I was at work yesterday at SNA and forgot all about Westjet commencing service and completely missed it. I didn't realize I missed it until I received the following press release lastnight. I guess with the announcement about Southwest and AirTran completing the sale deal it slipped my mind. Will get photos of Westjet at SNA later this week................Michael       

WestJet - the pioneer of low-cost flying in Canada - began daily non-stop service from John Wayne Airport, Orange County (JWA) to Vancouver, BC today, May 2, 2011. The addition of Vancouver brings the total number of John Wayne Airport's non-stop destinations to 20.

"We are thrilled to welcome WestJet as our newest airline to John Wayne Airport," said Airport Director Alan L. Murphy. "WestJet's flights to Canada, along with their top-notch customer service, are a welcome addition in Orange County."

Chris Avery, Vice President, WestJet Vacations and John Wayne Airport Director, Alan L. Murphy celebrate WestJet's inaugural flight into Orange County. To help celebrate, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto arrived at the Airport to welcome the Canadian guests into Orange County - home of the Disneyland Resort.

Celebrating 15 years in business, WestJet offers scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. WestJet operates a fleet of 95 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft offering increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television. Passengers traveling south from Canada to the United States will be able to take advantage of the customs preclearance system in Canada.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for visitors from Orange County to experience the great city of Vancouver and indeed all of Canada," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "With 42 daily non-stop flights from Vancouver to nine Canadian cities, plus connections to many others, we look forward to welcoming many Californians to Canada this summer."

WestJet flight schedules are as follows:

Effective May 2, 2011
Depart Orange County (SNA) at 2:15 p.m.
Arrive Vancouver (YVR) at 5:05 p.m.

(Press Release - John Wayne Airport Public Relations)

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