WestJet Reports Record February Load Factor of 82.3 per Cent



    Airline's monthly traffic indicators showing continued strength

    CALGARY, March 6 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced its best
February traffic results to date, reporting a load factor of 82.3 per cent on
a capacity of 1.1 billion available seat miles (ASM).
    Sean Durfy, WestJet's President commented, "2007 is off to a great start
with 20 per cent year-to-date ASM growth and record load factors for January
and February. Our seasonal deployment of aircraft to WestJet sun spots, our
growing network connectivity and our WestJetters' continued focus on
delivering exceptional guest service are key factors in our terrific
performance."

    
    February 2007 Traffic Results

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                           February 2007      February 2006  Per cent change
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    Load Factor                     82.3%              80.8%         1.5 pts.
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    Available Seat
     Miles (ASM)         1,080.5 million      899.9 million               20
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    Revenue Passenger
     Miles (RPM)           888.7 million      727.3 million               22
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                       Year-to-date 2007  Year-to-date 2006  Per cent change
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    Load Factor                     78.9%              78.0%         0.9 pts.
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    Available Seat
     Miles (ASM)         2,253.4 million    1,882.5 million               20
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    Revenue Passenger
     Miles (RPM)         1,778.7 million    1,469.1 million               21
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    "This month's load factor combined with a healthy RASM is particularly
satisfying in light of February's 20 per cent increase in ASMs. It is shaping
up to be great first quarter," said Sean Durfy.

    This discussion may contain forward-looking statements and are subject
to, and may be affected by, numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which
are beyond WestJet's control. WestJet's results may differ materially from
those expressed in or implied by such statements. Factors that could cause or
contribute to these differences include, but are not limited to: changes in
government policy, exchange rates, interest rates, disruption of supplies,
volatility of fuel prices, terrorism, general economic conditions, the
competitive environment and other factors described in WestJet's public
reports and filings. Forward-looking statements are subject to change and
WestJet does not undertake to update, correct or revise any forward-looking
information as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise.





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For further information: WestJet, Gillian Bentley, Media Relations,
(403) 444-2615, Email: gbentley@westjet.com or WestJet, April Crane, Investor
Communications, (403) 444-2254, Email: acrane@westjet.com, Website:
www.westjet.com


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