WestJet Celebrates Its Twelfth Birthday With $39 Sale



    Airline offers guests one-day sale fares as low as $39 for Atlantic
    cities

    CALGARY, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - In celebration of its twelfth birthday, WestJet
(TSX:WJA) today announced a one-day $39 birthday sale for guests travelling
between Toronto and Saint John, Moncton, Charlottetown and Halifax; between
Hamilton and Halifax or Moncton; between Halifax and St. John's; and as low as
$69 between Toronto and St. John's. Guests can take advantage of these fares
by booking on February 28 for travel between April 1 and June 25, 2008.
    "WestJet is 12 years old tomorrow and we are excited to celebrate with a
birthday inspired sale," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President,
Guest Experience and Marketing. "The people of Atlantic Canada have been very
supportive of WestJet and we are pleased to share our birthday celebration
with them.
    "We like to encourage potential guests to give us a try and as a result,
over 90 per cent of new guests come back and recommend us to their family,
friends and associates. Our guests' recommendations are one of our most potent
marketing channels.
    "After 12 years, demand for WestJet service is more popular than ever.
This positions us well for the remainder of 2008 as we grow our fleet from 73
Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft to 77 by year end."
    WestJet will also offer guests one-day sale fares as low as $12 on other
routes. Following are the details of WestJet's one-day twelfth birthday sale.

    
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    Route                                         Travel period    Sale fare
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    Toronto - Ottawa                   March 1 to June 25, 2008          $12
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    Toronto - Montreal                 March 1 to June 25, 2008          $12
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    Toronto - Saskatoon Non-stop only - May 18 to June 25, 2008          $39
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    Toronto - Regina    Non-stop only - May 18 to June 25, 2008          $39
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    Toronto - Moncton                  April 1 to June 25, 2008          $39
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    Toronto - Saint John               April 1 to June 25, 2008          $39
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    Toronto - Charlottetown            April 1 to June 25, 2008          $39
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    Toronto - Halifax                  April 1 to June 25, 2008          $39
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    Toronto - St. John's               April 1 to June 25, 2008          $69
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    Hamilton - Halifax                 April 1 to June 25, 2008          $39
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    Hamilton - Moncton                 April 1 to June 25, 2008          $39
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    Halifax - St. John's               April 1 to June 25, 2008          $39
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    All fares are available online at westjet.com, by calling WestJet at
1-800-538-5696 or through a travel agent.
    The small print: This offer is only available for purchase on 
February 28, 2008 for travel until June 25, 2008 on selected non-stop flights
most days of week in both directions. Seats at these fares are limited and may
not be available on all flights. New bookings only. 100 per cent
non-refundable. Flights may not operate on certain days. All fares shown are
one-way. No advance purchase required. Taxes, fees and surcharges are extra
where applicable. Visit westjet.com for more information. This offer is
combinable with our other low fares.

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading high-value, low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 45-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 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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