WestJet launches Myrtle Beach service

WestJet launches new twice-weekly non-stop service today between Toronto and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The first flight leaves Toronto’s Pearson International Airport at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

“We are very proud to extend service to our 21st U.S. destination,” said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development.

“Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular destinations for Canadian vacationers, with more than 90 kilometres of picturesque beaches, world-class golf and warm southern hospitality,” added Avery. “The baggage capacity of our 737 aircraft is ideal for those travelling with golf clubs and our first checked bag free is popular with leisure travellers. Guests are also able to find a variety of packaged vacations featuring ocean-front resorts, condos and hotels through WestJet Vacations.”

“The addition of WestJet’s service from Toronto to Myrtle Beach is great news as we are focused on further developing our Canadian air service market, ,” said Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Brad Dean. “WestJet’s commitment to the Myrtle Beach area reinforces potential growth of air service for Canadian visitors, and their convenient and frequent service will not only support travel from Toronto but will provide hassle-free connecting service from many other Canadian markets.”

Details of WestJet’s new non-stop twice-weekly service (Thursdays and Sundays) between Toronto and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, are as follows:

Flight Departing Arriving Effective
1154 Toronto at 9:30 a.m. Myrtle Beach at 11:35 a.m. May 2, 2013
1155 Myrtle Beach at 12:20 p.m. Toronto at 2:14 p.m. May 2, 2013

Further service expansion began April 29, when WestJet launched new non-stop daily service between Calgary and Dallas-Fort Worth, offering more connectivity than ever to the United States through WestJet’s code-share agreement with American Airlines. Within Canada, WestJet is also increasing the number of flights between Toronto and Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina, and will introduce new non-stop service between Toronto and Fort McMurray. The airline will also increase to two flights daily from one between Calgary and Los Angeles, and to 11 from seven flights weekly between Toronto and Orlando.

Internationally, WestJet will extend service to Aruba; Liberia, Costa Rica; and Trinidad and Tobago on a year-round basis. The airline will also add one extra flight each week between Toronto and Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica; Varadero, Cuba; St. Maarten; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and Cancun, Mexico. WestJet Vacations’ packages will be available on many of these routes.