WestJet's People Focus Tops in Canada



    National survey cites airline for its people skills

    CALGARY, June 5 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced it has been
named one of Canada's top companies for managing human resources, according to
a national survey of top business executives.
    Toronto-based professional services firm The Beacon Group surveyed more
than 4,000 Canadian executives for their views on the state of talent
management in Canada. The survey ranked WestJet at the top, along with
Research in Motion of Waterloo, Ontario.
    "Our people and our culture are what make WestJet different, and although
we don't do it for the accolades, it's always nice to be recognized for what
we've accomplished," said WestJet President and CEO Sean Durfy.
    "We hire for attitude and train for skills," Durfy continued. "Our People
Department does a great job of ensuring that we are recruiting the right
people and putting in the right training and development to allow them to
shine. Our unique culture keeps our WestJetters engaged in their job which
benefits the more than 12 million guests that fly with us each year. Our
internal mantra is 'We succeed because I care', and it shows each and every
day in the incredible commitment of WestJetters to our culture and values."
    The Beacon Group launched its inaugural Human Capital Leaders survey this
year in order to evaluate the state of Human Capital management in Canada. For
more information on the survey, visit www.thebeacongroup.ca.

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 47-city North American and Caribbean network.
Named Canada's most admired corporate culture in 2005, 2006 and 2007, WestJet
pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom and
leather seats on its modern fleet of 75 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft,
and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu. With future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 46 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013,
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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