A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier / airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services, by no means compromising the security of the travelers. Low-cost airlines target executives from small and mid-size business houses and tourists.

Since the early 1990’s a number of the low cost airlines have sprung up all over North America as an alternative to the major, long-established carriers. The increase impact of the low-cost carrier across price points, suggests that the airline market is growing day by day. 2007 is proving to be a busy year for new, low cost airlines around the world.

There are many large reliable low-cost airlines world over, offering discounts and remain a reliable alternative to other discount travel methods. WestJet Airlines is the most successful low cost/charter carrier operating in Canada.

WestJet is leading low-fare airline carrier based in Calgary, Alberta offering scheduled service throughout its 34-city North American network. Named Canada’s most respected corporation for customer service in 2005, WestJet pioneered low-cost high-value flying in Canada and was rated the second-best low-cost airline in North America.

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Why is WestJet so successful? There are hundreds of reasons why your site visitors will choose WestJet for their next flight for business or pleasure, across Canada or to the USA.

  • WestJet’s customer service is outstanding.
  • Easy-to-use online services get Guests on their way quickly.
  • They can earn AIR MILES® reward miles.
  • Modern planes. Air travel with WestJet is simply more comfortable. Most of our aircraft are equipped with live seatback television, more legroom and leather seats.
  • Incredible on-time performance (OTP) that rivals the best in the business.

Destinations

Canada
Calgary ( YYC ) Charlottetown ( YYG ) Comox ( YQQ )
Deer Lake ( YDF ) Edmonton ( YEG ) Fort McMurray ( YMM )
Grande Prairie ( YQU ) Halifax ( YHZ) Hamilton ( YHM )
Kitchener / Waterloo ( YKF ) Kelowna ( YLW ) London ( YXU )
Moncton ( YQM ) Montreal ( YUL ) Ottawa ( YOW )
Prince George ( YXS ) Regina ( YQR ) Saint John ( YSJ )
Saskatoon ( YXE ) St. John’s ( YYT ) Thunder Bay ( YQT )
Toronto ( YYZ) Vancouver ( YVR ) Victoria ( YYJ )
Winnipeg ( YWG )    
USA
Fort Lauderdale ( FLL ) Fort Myers ( RSW ) Abbotsford ( YXX )
Honolulu ( HNL ) Las Vegas ( LAS ) Los Angeles ( LAX )
West Palm Beach ( PBI ) Maui ( OGG ) Orlando ( MCO )
Palm Springs ( PSP ) Phoenix ( PHX ) Tampa ( TPA )
Bahamas
Nassau ( NAS )

WetJet’s airports in Abbotsford, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Halifax, Kelowna, Montréal, Ottawa, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg are all equipped with Self-serve check-in kiosks. WetJet’s top three Self-serve airports in Canada - Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg.

Edmonton - Halifax $196
Edmonton - Kelowna $78
Hamilton - Calgary $146
Halifax - Toronto $100
Ottawa - Vancouver $184
Montreal - Winnipeg $134
Montreal - Calgary $169
Edmonton - Vancouver $90
Halifax - Calgary $191
Saint John, NB - Toronto $100
Vancouver - Toronto $176
Ottawa - Winnipeg $129
Ottawa - Calgary $169
Winnipeg - Calgary $98
Winnipeg - Toronto $113

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