WestJet Celebrates Its Twelfth Birthday With $39 Sale



    Airline offers one-way $39 fare for guests travelling between Regina and
    Toronto or Saskatoon and Toronto

    CALGARY, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - In celebration of its twelfth birthday, WestJet
(TSX:WJA) today announced a one-day $39 birthday sale for guests travelling
from Regina or Saskatoon and Toronto (both directions). WestJet's new seasonal
daily non-stop service from Regina or Saskatoon to Toronto starts May 18,
2008. Guests can take advantage of the $39 fare by booking on February 28 for
travel between May 18 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. "These new routes provide additional non-stop
service for our business guests and connects Saskatchewan to the over 60
WestJet flights that leave from Toronto each day. We estimate that WestJet now
has over 45 per cent of the Canadian business travel market and we believe
this is a result of our enhanced network and exceptional guest experience
delivered every day by our great WestJetters.
    "We are pleased to share our birthday celebration with the people of
Saskatchewan. 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 -                  $39
                                  May 18 to June 25, 2008
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    Toronto - Regina                    Non-stop only -                  $39
                                  May 18 to June 25, 2008
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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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