WestJet Reports Record November Load Factor of 75.6 Per Cent



    WestJet President and CEO says results reflect the airline's exceptional
    guest experience

    CALGARY, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced a record
November load factor of 75.6 per cent, 2.2 percentage points higher than in
November 2006. This increase in load factor accompanied a capacity increase of
14.8 per cent and growth in RPMs (revenue passenger miles) of 18.3 per cent.
    "The economy, our continually improving schedule and our exceptional
guest experience, delivered by our great WestJetters, continues to drive our
traffic results," commented Sean Durfy, WestJet President and CEO. "We are
pleased with our strong load factor during this shoulder period. Every month,
our brand continues to strengthen and gain wider-spread acceptance across
Canada. In December, we will begin service into our newest destinations of
Montego Bay, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, St. Lucia, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan.
This adds further growth potential for both WestJet and WestJet Vacations."

    
    November 2007 Traffic Results

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                                         November       November    Per cent
                                             2007           2006      change
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    Load Factor                             75.6%          73.4%    2.2 pts.
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    Available Seat Miles (ASM)        1.2 billion    1.1 billion       14.8%
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    Revenue Passenger Miles (RPM)   923.5 million  780.4 million       18.3%
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                                     Year-to-date   Year-to-date    Per cent
                                             2007           2006      change
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    Load Factor                             80.8%          78.2%    2.6 pts.
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    Available Seat Miles (ASM)       13.2 billion   11.4 billion       16.2%
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    Revenue Passenger Miles (RPM)    10.7 billion    8.9 billion       20.2%
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    Sean Durfy continued, "In November, we produced significant improvement
in our year-over-year RASM results. At this time of the year when the weather
is not always cooperating, I would like to deliver a special thank you to our
people for pulling together and demonstrating incredible determination and
patience ensuring our guests are well looked after. I continue to be impressed
by the ability of our WestJetters to consistently deliver great service. They
are truly making WestJet an airline success story."
    This disclosure 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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