WestJet Comments on Canadian Government Designation for Mexico



    Airline designated to provide scheduled service to San Jose del Cabo,
    Mazatlan, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Manzanillo

    CALGARY, June 22 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today commented on the federal
government's decision to grant designation for WestJet to provide scheduled
service to Mexico.
    "We welcome the government's decision and thank Minister Cannon for his
vision," said Sean Durfy, WestJet President. "This represents a tremendous
opportunity for WestJet to bring our fun and friendly service to Mexico on a
scheduled basis. This news ensures that our strategic plan of continued
international expansion is on course.
    "While this designation is effective immediately, we will be working on
our winter plans to determine the optimal offering that provides our guests
with what they are looking for from WestJet - an exceptional guest experience,
convenient schedules and low fares."
    WestJet has been granted designation to fly scheduled service into San
Jose del Cabo, Mazatlan, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Manzanillo from Edmonton and
Calgary, and to San Jose del Cabo and Manzanillo from Vancouver.
    WestJet will continue to provide charter flying for Transat Tours Canada.
WestJet and Transat Tours Canada signed an agreement through to 2010 in
February 2007.
    "Transat Tours Canada remains an important partner for WestJet," said
Sean Durfy.

    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 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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