WestJet Expands Its International Network With the Addition of Three New Sun Destinations



    Montego Bay (Jamaica), Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) and Punta Cana
    (Dominican Republic)

    CALGARY, June 27 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced the
introduction of seasonal non-stop service to three new International
destinations in the Caribbean: Montego Bay (Jamaica), Puerto Plata (Dominican
Republic) and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic). These new sun destinations are
part of WestJet's enhanced winter schedule that also includes increased
frequency to its Hawaiian destinations and new non-stop flights in its
existing network.
    Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Guest Experience and
Marketing said, "We view the success of WestJet's service into Nassau, Bahamas
as a significant indicator for future successful international expansion.
Today's announcement is the next step in delivering our international
expansion strategy. These new sun destinations serve the dual purpose of
enabling Canadians to get where they want to go while introducing lower air
fares to these markets. As we add more sun destinations to our network, we see
tremendous opportunity to become the airline of choice for winter travel. We
are confident that our modern fleet, low fares and award-winning service will
be welcomed and well received as we continue to expand internationally."
    WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for all of
WestJet's scheduled destinations including the newly announced Montego Bay,
Puerto Plata and Punta Cana.
    Starting in December 2007, the airline will provide seasonal non-stop
service to the following new sun destinations from Toronto:

    
    Route                                     Starting            Frequency
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    Toronto - Montego Bay (new WestJet
              destination)                    December 10, 2007   3X weekly
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    Toronto - Puerto Plata (new WestJet
              destination)                    December 11, 2007   2X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Toronto - Punta Cana (new WestJet
              destination)                    December 13, 2007   2X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    WestJet will launch service between the following cities:

    Route                                     Starting            Frequency
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Calgary - Halifax (new year-round)        November 4, 2007    1X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Calgary - Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge
              (new year-round)                November 4, 2007    1X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Calgary - Nassau (new seasonal)           November 5, 2007    2X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Halifax - Fort Lauderdale (new seasonal)  February 16, 2008   2X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Halifax - Nassau (new seasonal)           February 15, 2008   1X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ottawa - Vancouver (new year-round)       November 4, 2007    1X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Toronto - Los Angeles (new route)         December 15, 2007   1X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Toronto - Saint John (new year-round)     November 5, 2007    3X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    WestJet will also increase the number of departures in its existing
network.
    Enhanced winter routes include:

    Route                                     Starting            Frequency
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Calgary - Toronto                         November 4, 2007    7X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Calgary - Palm Springs                    November 4, 2007    1X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Calgary - London                          November 4, 2007    2X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Edmonton - Phoenix                        November 5, 2007    4X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Edmonton - Palm Springs                   November 4, 2007    3X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Edmonton - Abbotsford                     November 4, 2007    2X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Edmonton - Toronto                        November 4, 2007    4X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Edmonton - Comox                          November 4, 2007    1X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Halifax - Orlando                         February 17, 2008   2X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Halifax - Tampa                           February 18, 2008   2X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ottawa - Orlando                          November 5, 2007    5X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Montreal - Fort Lauderdale                November 4, 2007    10X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Toronto - Halifax                         November 4, 2007    4X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Toronto - Fort Lauderdale                 November 4, 2007    1X daily
                                              December 17, 2007   2X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Toronto - Las Vegas                       October 11, 2007    2X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Toronto - Nassau                          November 4, 2007    1X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Toronto - West Palm Beach                 November 5, 2007    4X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Toronto - Charlottetown                   November 4, 2007    4X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Vancouver - Honolulu                      November 4, 2007    1X daily
                                              January 13, 2008    11X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Vancouver - Maui                          November 4, 2007    1X daily
                                              December 15, 2007   10X weekly
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Vancouver - Las Vegas                     November 4, 2007    1X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Vancouver - Palm Springs                  November 4, 2007    1X daily
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    "These new destinations enhance our network providing Canadians with more
travel choices, which aligns with our goal of becoming a major international
carrier by 2016," said Bob Cummings. "Increased travel connections within
Canada, as well as between Canada and the U.S. and Canada and the Caribbean,
increases our aircraft utilization, adds more value for our guests and
ultimately results in improved financial performance."
    More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced winter schedule and
low introductory fares is available at westjet.com. Seats are available for
sale immediately and can be booked online at westjet.com or through travel
agents.
    WestJet has applied for, and received, authority to provide scheduled air
travel to the Dominican Republic. This is subject to receipt of government
license for operation.

    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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