Gregg Saretsky named one of Alberta's Most Influential People

Alberta Venture magazine honours WestJet President and CEO

CALGARY, July 4, 2016 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today that Alberta Venture magazine has named Gregg Saretsky one of Alberta's 50 Most Influential People for 2016.

First published by the magazine in 1997, Alberta's 50 Most Influential People is "made up of people who, through their professional and personal accomplishments, have left a positive impression on Alberta's political, economic or cultural landscape."

"I am truly honoured to be included in the top 50 among such stellar company," said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. "This list of amazing role models is the reason why the province leaves an indelible mark on the world stage. I would also like to recognize the 12,000 WestJetters across our expanding network whose dedication, determination and hard work enables me to be recognized. I share this accolade with them."

"I am very pleased to see that Gregg has been recognized by Alberta Venture as one of Alberta's 50 Most Influential People," said Clive Beddoe, WestJet's principle founder and Chairman of the Board. "As a leader who has helped to build an airline with more than $4 billion in revenue, 12,000 employees and that carries millions of guests in and out of Alberta every year, this is a well-deserved recognition for Gregg, one that reflects the many contributions he has made to both the success of Alberta and WestJet. Many congratulations to him for this honour."

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's highest-rated airline for customer service, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit

Recent recognition includes:
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in the Canada's Choice ranking (
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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