WestJet Welcomes Canadian Government's Designation for St. Lucia



    Airline designated to provide scheduled service to St. Lucia

    CALGARY, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today welcomed the federal
government's decision to grant designation for WestJet to provide scheduled
service to St. Lucia.
    "We are pleased with the government's decision and thank Minister Cannon
for his vision," said Bob Cummings, Executive Vice-President, Guest Experience
and Marketing. "This represents a tremendous opportunity for WestJet to bring
our fun and friendly service to St. Lucia on a scheduled basis. This news
ensures that our strategic plan of deploying aircraft to warmer climates over
the winter months continues, allowing us to expand to these destinations while
bringing low fares and high value to our guests.
    "While this designation is effective immediately, we will be working on
our winter plans to determine the optimal offering that provides our guests
with what they are looking for from WestJet - an exceptional guest experience,
convenient schedules and low fares."
    WestJet has been granted designation to fly scheduled service into St.
Lucia from Toronto.
    WestJet will continue to provide charter flying for Transat Tours Canada.
WestJet and Transat Tours Canada signed an agreement through to 2010 in
February 2007.
    "Transat Tours Canada remains an important partner for WestJet," said Bob
Cummings.

    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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