WestJet and EXP-AIR announce new cargo sales and service agreement

CALGARY, Jan. 11 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced that it has signed an agreement with EXP-AIR Cargo, marking the beginning of a cargo sales and service relationship that offers an expanded range of services and products for cargo customers throughout Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.

"We are excited about the new partnership between WestJet and EXP-AIR," said Duncan Bureau, WestJet Vice-President of Sales and Airline Partnerships. "With their vast experience in the cargo industry, their global reach and their relationships with international carriers, EXP-AIR fits extremely well into WestJet's growth strategies. We anticipate even greater opportunities for our WestJet cargo product to be available throughout our entire network."

WestJet's network is continuously growing. With 30 cities in Canada, and an additional 37 cities in its U.S., Mexico and Caribbean network, providing cargo service that reaches all points is a vital step in the airline's success. For EXP-AIR, adding one of North America's most profitable airlines to their expansive list of carriers is a significant achievement in its 19-year history.

"EXP-AIR is very proud to associate itself with WestJet," said Daniel Ouellette, EXP-AIR President. "We envision a long and mutually beneficial partnership that will improve and develop WestJet's cargo services to the highest level in Canada and around the world, and an association that creates a lasting commitment to providing a superior cargo product."

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 67-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 86 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 49 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

    
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Media Contact:

Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ 4 NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: ropalmer@westjet.com

About EXP-AIR Cargo Ltee.

Established in 1990, EXP-AIR provides cargo sales and service domestically and internationally, with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

Media Contact:

Danny Olynick, EVP Sales and Marketing, email: dolynick@expaircargo.com

SOURCE WestJet

For further information: For further information: For additional information, please contact: EXP-AIR Cargo Ltee.: Montreal: (514) 874-1851, 1-866-435-0011, Toronto: (905) 673-6750, 1-866-325-0123, Calgary: (403) 250-8663, 1-866-757-6739, Vancouver: (604) 273-5135, 1-877-744-8663; Website: www.expaircargo.com


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