Ron Brenneman joins WestJet's Board of Directors



    CALGARY, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced the
appointment of Ron Brenneman to its Board of Directors.
    Ron Brenneman is a Director of The Bank of Nova Scotia and BCE Inc. and
is the current executive vice chairman of Suncor Energy Inc., where he is
helping oversee the Suncor Energy Inc. and Petro-Canada integration. Mr.
Brenneman's successful career spans more than 42 years in the oil and gas
industry. He is a professional engineer, who obtained his bachelor of applied
science in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto and a master of
science in control systems from the University of Manchester.
    Clive Beddoe, WestJet's Chairman of the Board commented, "Both myself and
the rest of the board are pleased to welcome Ron Brenneman to the team. Ron's
business insight will be beneficial to the team and WestJet, particularly
during this challenging economy."
    "I am looking forward to working with Ron," added Sean Durfy, WestJet's
President and CEO. "With Ron's background of leading a large Canadian
integrated oil company, his experience and guidance will be invaluable as we
continue our march to being one of the five most successful international
airlines by 2016."

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service
throughout its 66-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of
Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, WestJet
pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather
seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of
81 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for
an additional 54 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five
most successful international airlines in the world.

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For further information:

For further information: WestJet Media Relations, 1-888-WJ 4 NEWS
(1-888-954-6397), E-mail: ropalmer@westjet.com; WestJet Investor Relations,
1-877-493-7853, E-mail: investor_relations@westjet.com


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