WestJet Launches Community Investment Program; WestJet Cares for Kids



    CALGARY, March 13 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today launched their first
strategic community investment program entitled WestJet Cares for Kids. The
program was born from the airline's continued dedication to supporting
children's health through community investment and this year WestJet will give
1,800 flights to their Care for Kids partners.
    "We support kids and kids' health through the gift of flight," says Sean
Durfy, President of WestJet. "WestJet's culture is built on caring. WestJet
Cares for Kids is bigger than a corporate dedication to community investment;
it's about empowering WestJetters and making a difference in our communities."
    WestJet Cares for Kids charities of choice are Hope Air, the Boys and
Girls Clubs of Canada, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, The Missing
Children Society of Canada, CNIB, children's hospitals and pediatric wards
across the country, and their newest community investment partner, Make-A-Wish
Foundation(R) of Canada.
    WestJet will launch the program with Make-A-Wish(R) at an event on
Friday, March 16, 2007 at their Calgary Hangar. Details to be released this
week.

    WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service
throughout its 35-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's
most admired corporate culture in 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, Gillian Bentley, Media Relations,
(403) 444-2615, Email: gbentley@westjet.com, Website: www.westjet.com


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