WestJet Receives National Award



    Canadian Forces Liaison Council Recognizes WestJet as the Most Supportive
    Employer in Ontario

    CALGARY, June 8 /CNW/ - WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA) (WestJet) is
proud to announce its recent selection by the Canadian Forces Liaison Council
(CFLC) as recipient of the National Award for Most Supportive Employer in
Ontario. The National Employer Support Awards recognize employers who
demonstrate outstanding support of their employee reservists' military
service.
    Captain Edie Tomaso of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command
Headquarters nominated WestJet for this year's award. For the past year,
Captain Tomaso has balanced her career as a WestJet Customer Service Agent in
Ottawa and reservist. Reservist support is critical to the military since
between 15 and 30 per cent of all Canadian Forces members on overseas
operational missions are reservists.
    "I am proud to work for an organization that supports the men and women
who give so much to our country," said Captain Tomaso. "WestJet is a prime
example of a Canadian employer who is supportive and dedicated to Canada's
Reserve Force."
    Ken McKenzie, WestJet's Executive Vice-President of Operations, will
accept the award on the company's behalf at the June 9, 2007 awards ceremony
in Ottawa.
    "While it is an honour to receive this award, it is a greater honour to
work alongside WestJetters who are a part of Canada's Reserve Force," stated
McKenzie. "WestJet is a Canadian company that is deeply committed to
supporting those proud Canadians who serve our country."
    Over 180 employers were nominated for this year's National Reserve Force
Employer Support Awards. This is the seventh awards ceremony sponsored by the
CFLC since 1994.

    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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