WestJet Adds Year-Round Service to Quebec City Beginning May 2008



    Enhanced summer schedule also includes new seasonal non-stop service from
    Regina and Saskatoon to Toronto

    CALGARY, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced the addition
of daily non-stop service from Toronto to Quebec City, coinciding with the
celebration of the city's 400th birthday in 2008. The addition of Quebec City
marks WestJet's 27th destination within Canada, connecting WestJet to over 25
million Canadians. Services between Quebec City and Toronto will begin May 18,
2008 with introductory fares as low as $99 one-way.
    The announcement of this new destination is part of WestJet's enhanced
summer schedule which also includes new seasonal non-stop service between
Regina-Toronto, Saskatoon-Toronto and Abbotsford-Toronto as well as between
Ottawa-Edmonton and Ottawa-Halifax.
    Bob Cummings, WestJet's Executive Vice-President Guest Experience and
Marketing said, "It is an honour to welcome Quebec City to the WestJet family
during such a momentous celebration of their heritage. We believe our friendly
approach to guest service is consistent with the warm hospitality found in
Quebec and that Quebecers will enjoy our great guest experience in French and
English.
    "2007 has been a tremendous year of growth at WestJet, and we would like
to thank Canadians for their continued support. Our market research shows that
over 90 per cent of guests who try WestJet become repeat guests and recommend
us to their friends and associates. This is due in large part to our
exceptional guest experience delivered by our great WestJetters. We are
confident that Canadians will fill the additional seats we are adding to our
network.
    "As part of our summer schedule announcement, we are pleased to introduce
new seasonal non-stop service to Toronto from Regina and Saskatoon. The people
of Saskatchewan have always welcomed us with open arms and we are appreciative
of their loyalty. These new non-stop routes will provide them with more
convenient connections to Eastern Canada and to the over 60 WestJet flights
that leave from Toronto each day. In true WestJet style, there are some
terrific introductory fares that demonstrate WestJet's continued commitment to
be the low-fare, high-value leader in Canada.
    "Our continued ability to add capacity, new cities and new routes to our
network is possible thanks to our dedicated and talented people. I would like
to thank all WestJetters for their caring attitude and commitment to our
company, setting the foundation for significant growth in 2008."

    
    Starting May 18, 2008, the airline will launch new seasonal non-stop
service between the following cities:

    Route                                                          Frequency
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    Toronto-Quebec City (new WestJet city)                             Daily
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    Toronto-Regina                                                     Daily
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    Toronto-Saskatoon                                                  Daily
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    Toronto-Abbotsford                                                 Daily
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    Edmonton-Ottawa                                                    Daily
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    Halifax-Ottawa                                                     Daily
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    With effective dates beginning May 18, 2008 WestJet will also increase the
number of departures in its existing route network. Enhanced summer routes
include:

    Route                                                          Frequency
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    Toronto - Victoria                                                 Daily
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    Toronto - Victoria                          Twice daily (July and August)
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    Toronto - Vancouver                                    Eight times daily
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    Toronto - Edmonton                                       Six times daily
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    Toronto - Charlottetown                                            Daily
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    Toronto - Charlottetown                     Twice daily (July and August)
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    Toronto - Moncton                                            Twice daily
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    Toronto - Saint John                                    Six times weekly
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    Toronto - Deer Lake (seasonal)                          Six times weekly
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    Montreal - Halifax                                      Six times weekly
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    Calgary - Ottawa                      Three times daily (July and August)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    Twice daily service between Toronto-Las Vegas which commenced service in
October 2007, will continue throughout the summer. Service between Toronto-Los
Angeles which began in December 2007 will also continue daily service
throughout the summer. Service to Puerto Plata and Punta Cana, Dominican
Republic will be extended to year-round departing once a week from Toronto.
    More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced summer schedule and
low introductory fares is available at westjet.com. Seats are available for
sale immediately and can be booked online at westjet.com or through travel
agents.

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading low-cost, high-value airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 44-city North American and Caribbean network.
Named Canada's most admired corporate culture in 2005 and 2006, WestJet
pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats
on its modern fleet of 70 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live
seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu on the majority of its fleet,
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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