WestJet today announced it will fly between Toronto and Varadero, Cayo Coco and Holguin, Cuba, on a scheduled basis effective April 1, 2010. WestJet has served the three destinations on a charter basis since November 2009.
Westjet flying to cuba is not new but the fact that there are more destinations is great.
“The response to our WestJet Vacations’ charters has been tremendous,” said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Strategy and Planning. “Now, by offering scheduled service to Cuba, our guests can book a flight directly on westjet.com, through their preferred travel agent or by calling our Sales Super Centre.”
There are now three locations and westjet flying to cuba is a great addition to the rest of the Carribean destinations.
“Scheduled WestJet flights are offered to 36 popular sun destinations in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, each with customized vacation packages available through WestJet Vacations,” Hugh Dunleavy adds. “This venture proved to be a popular choice with the Canadian travelling public and shows great potential for WestJet’s continued growth in those sun spot markets.”
The details of WestJet’s new scheduled service to Cuba are as follows:
Toronto to Varadero
|Toronto – Varadero||10 a.m.||1:30 p.m.||Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday||April 1-29, 2010|
|Varadero – Toronto||2:30 p.m.||5:54 p.m.||Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday||April 1-29, 2010|
|Toronto – Varadero||10 a.m.||1:25 p.m.||Wednesday, Saturday||May 2-October 30, 2010|
|Varadero – Toronto||2:25 p.m.||5:51 p.m.||Wednesday, Saturday||May 2-October 30, 2010|
Toronto to Cayo Coco
|Toronto – Cayo Coco||10:05 a.m.||1:45 p.m.||Wednesday, Saturday||April 3-May 1, 2010|
|Cayo Coco – Toronto||2:45 p.m.||6:14 p.m.||Wednesday, Saturday||April 3-May 1, 2010|
|Toronto – Cayo Coco||10:15 a.m.||1:45 p.m.||Wednesday||May 8-October 30, 2010|
|Cayo Coco – Toronto||2:45 p.m.||6:18 p.m.||Wednesday||May 8-October 30, 2010|
Toronto to Holguin
|Toronto – Holguin||11:35 a.m.||3:25 p.m.||Friday||April 2-May 1, 2010|
|Holguin – Toronto||4:25 p.m.||8:14 p.m.||Friday||April 2-May 1, 2010|
Starting April 1, 2010, one-way fares to Cuba on the new scheduled service, available in both directions on non-stop flights only, are available from $179, plus applicable taxes and fees. Fares are available by calling WestJet’s Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538), your preferred travel agent or by visiting westjet.com.
Westjet flying to cuba only from Toronto for now but we will see if other areas come available as well such as Montreal, Halifax or even Calgary.
After scheduled service begins on April 1, WestJet Vacations will continue to offer customized vacation packages to Cuba starting at $689, plus applicable fees and taxes, for a seven-night stay. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com.