WestJet launches new Plus product features

Airline adds even more value to popular Plus fare

CALGARY, Sept. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Effective today, WestJet will launch its new Plus product on all Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft featuring an empty middle seat, added services and upgraded meal options on longer flights.

"These changes mark the next step in the evolution of our popular Plus product," said Marshall Wilmot, WestJet Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Digital. "Business travellers and vacationers alike will appreciate more personal space and comfort, added services like hot towels, upgraded meal options and booking flexibility. Our Plus fare, combined with our expanding network and the benefits of WestJet Rewards membership, demonstrates our focus on adding exceptional value for our guests."

Guests seated in Plus enjoy more legroom and elbow room. On WestJet's fleet of Boeing 737s the middle seats in Plus will be blocked and will soon be outfitted with a new middle seat console between the aisle and window seat, giving guests more space and privacy.

Seats in Plus on WestJet's Boeing 767 aircraft will be wider than the 737 aircraft seats, arranged in a two-two-two configuration with an aisle separating each set of two seats. Premium hot meal selections are also included.

"I encourage travellers to compare our Plus fares against premium fares on other airlines," Marshall Wilmot continued, "At a time when many are concerned about their costs, our low fares, Plus product, schedule and rewards program have never been more attractive than they are today."

For more details, visit westjet.com/plusfare. More information on WestJet Rewards is available at westjet.com/rewards.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's highest-rated airline for customer service, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.

Recent recognition includes:
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine and RewardsCanada.ca
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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