WestJet to launch new flights earlier

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Canada's WestJet plans to launch new flights to Mexico, Florida, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic two weeks earlier next year.

The airline had initially announced a start date in the first week of March, but will now begin the flights between 20 February and 26 February, it said.

"We will take delivery of our 98th aircraft in the second week of February, two weeks earlier than planned, so we are delighted to launch these popular services ahead of schedule," said the airline's VP for network management and alliances John MacLeod. The airline operates Boeing 737s.

WestJet will begin flights between Halifax and Montego Bay on 20 February, operating weekly on the route. It will launch the Halifax-Orlando route on 21 February with thrice weekly flights.

On 22 February, it will begin operating twice weekly flights between Halifax and Cancun. On 23 February, it will start weekly flights between Moncton and Orlando. This will be followed by a weekly flight between Halifax and Punta Cana, to start on 24 February.

WestJet will start operating weekly each between Halifax and Fort Lauderdale and Halifax and Tampa on 25 February. Finally, on 26 February, it will launch a weekly flight between St John's and Orlando.