WestJet and Edmonton International Airport Launch Flow-Through Check-In



    CALGARY, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) and Edmonton Airports today
launched flow-through check-in at Edmonton International Airport. With
flow-through check-in, guests keep their baggage with them after it is tagged
and then they place it on a belt themselves. Guests move forward through the
check-in counters then straight through to the baggage belt, creating less
congestion than the traditional counter set-up.
    "Edmonton International Airport is Canada's fastest-growing airport and
we are pleased to have partnered with WestJet to create an innovative and
efficient check-in area," said Reg Milley, CEO Edmonton Airports. "WestJet's
new $2.6-million flow-through check-in is a prime example of using new
technology to optimize space and provide an improved passenger experience."
    "WestJet is thrilled to add Edmonton as our fourth destination to offer
flow-through check-in for our guests," said Mike Hafichuk, WestJet Director of
Airports Planning. "We strive to offer our guests a friendly, efficient and
stress-free experience from time of booking to final destination, and
flow-through check-in is another option on WestJet's growing list of
innovative check-in choices."
    WestJet now offers guests the option of either checking in online through
web check-in, on their PDA (personal digital assistant) using mobile check-in,
at a self serve check-in kiosk at the airport, or by using a traditional
counter or flow-through check-in. WestJet was also the first airline in North
America to launch the electronic boarding pass which is accepted at all 26
WestJet Canadian destinations.

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service
throughout its 38-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's
most admired corporate culture in 2005 and 2006, WestJet pioneered low-cost
high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats on its
modern fleet of 68 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.





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Website: www.westjet.com


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