WestJet Comments on Canadian Gov't Designation for Mexico



    Airline receives OK to fly to popular resort destinations

    CALGARY, June 9 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today commented on the federal
government's granting of designation for WestJet to provide increased
scheduled service to Mexico.
    Sean Durfy, WestJet President and Chief Executive Officer, said these
designations are a continuing expression of the government's confidence in
WestJet to provide Canadians with high-value, low-cost travel.
    "This announcement today is another step forward in our strategic plan,
which includes significant international expansion," he said. "Our ability to
deliver our exceptional guest experience to Mazatlan and San Jose del Cabo has
now resulted in further designations from the Transport Minister. We
appreciate the minister's confidence and look forward to providing service to
these new and exciting destinations in Mexico."
    Included in this announcement are designations that apply immediately and
some that apply in December 2009. As WestJet's fleet continues to expand, the
airline remains well positioned to serve these destinations on a scheduled
basis.
    Specific information regarding dates and fares will be available in the
coming weeks.

    WestJet received the following designations effective immediately:
    Vancouver-Mazatlan
    Calgary-Puerto Vallarta
    Edmonton-Cancun
    Edmonton-Puerto Vallarta
    Winnipeg-Mazatlan
    Winnipeg-Puerto Vallarta
    Halifax-Cancun

    WestJet received the following designations effective December 2009:
    Vancouver-Cancun
    Vancouver-Puerto Vallarta
    Calgary-Cancun
    Winnipeg-Cancun
    Toronto-Cancun
    Toronto-Puerto Vallarta
    Montreal-Cancun

    Durfy said today's news is exciting for both WestJet and its guests. "Our
network connectivity into major Canadian cities, our comfortable,
Next-Generation 737s, the incredible packages that WestJet Vacations offers
and, of course, our fun and friendly service...they are all reasons why more
and more Canadians are choosing WestJet each and every day."

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 47-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. WestJet offers increased legroom and
leather seats on its modern fleet of 75 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft,
and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu. With future
deliveries for an additional 46 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013,
WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.





For further information:

For further information: WestJet, Gillian Bentley, Media Relations,
1-888-WJ 4 NEWS (1-888-954-6397), Email: gbentley@westjet.com, Website:
www.westjet.com


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