WestJet to offer seasonal Alberta-Hawaii flights


HONOLULU (AP) -- Canadian carrier WestJet plans to offer seasonal flights between Alberta and Hawaii.

WestJet announced Thursday it has leased two Boeing 757-200 aircraft from Thomas Cook Airlines to offer more nonstop service between Calgary and Honolulu and Maui, and between Edmonton and Maui.

Pending regulatory approval, the flights are scheduled to begin December 13 through April 21.

The Honolulu flights will be twice a week. Flights between Calgary and Maui will be four times a week. Flights between Edmonton and Maui will be three times a week.

WestJet flight attendants will be on the flights, while Thomas Cook will provide the aircraft and pilots.

Visitors from Canada have been strong contributors to Hawaii's tourism economy.