Start Spreading the News...WestJet adds New York City



    WestJet will be the first Canadian carrier to fly to Newark International
    Airport from Calgary

    CALGARY, March 12 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced the
introduction of new seasonal non-stop service from Calgary to New York City
via Newark International Airport. Daily flights to this new destination begin
June 2, 2008.
    "New York City is a global icon and is an exciting addition to WestJet's
growing network," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Guest
Experience and Marketing. "There is great demand for Western Canadians
travelling to New York City this summer and WestJet is pleased to offer guests
a high-value, low-fare option. With live satellite television at every comfy
leather seat, we are confident we'll become the number one choice for Western
Canadians travelling to New York City this summer.
    "Newark International Airport is a convenient gateway for guests
travelling to the Big Apple. The strong Canadian dollar teamed with WestJet's
low fares and unique guest experience will connect our guests to the shopping,
theatre, culture and history of one of the greatest cities in the world. The
departure times are also very convenient for business travel between Calgary
and New York. This service will add to WestJet's continually improving
business schedule."

    
    Calgary - Newark International Airport (EWR)
    Begins June 2, 2008
    Introductory fares starting at $199 one-way (taxes and fees extra)
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    Flight                      Departure                            Arrival
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    From Calgary - WS978        10:15 a.m.                          4:40 p.m.
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    From Newark - WS979             6 p.m.                          9:03 p.m.
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    More detailed information about WestJet's schedule and low introductory
fares is available at westjet.com. Seats are available for sale immediately
and can be booked online at westjet.com, by calling 1-800-538-5696 or through
travel agents.

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading high-value, low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 46-city North American and Caribbean network.
Named Canada's most admired corporate culture in 2005, 2006 and 2007, WestJet
pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats
on its modern fleet of 73 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live
seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu, WestJet strives to be the
number one choice for travellers.





For further information:

For further information: WestJet, Media Relations, Gillian Bentley,
(403) 444-2615, Email: gbentley@westjet.com, Website: www.westjet.com


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