WestJet announces appointment of Cameron Kenyon to Executive Vice-President, Operations

Seasoned operations executive and pilot is the ideal addition for WestJet

CALGARY, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the appointment of Cameron (Cam) Kenyon to the position of Executive Vice-President, Operations.

Cam Kenyon joins WestJet from Lynx Aviation in Denver, Colorado, where he served as president and chief operating officer since 2008 and was responsible for safety, security and regulatory compliance, human resources, accounting, flight operations, maintenance and engineering, airport customer service and the operations control centre.

Prior to this role with Lynx Aviation, Cam Kenyon worked as the director of flight operations training, chief pilot, and subsequently as vice-president, flight operations, at Frontier Airlines from 2000 to 2008.

"Cam is the ideal addition to our team," commented Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. "As our airline continues to grow and our network becomes more complex, the significant and varied experience that Cam brings to this vital role will help to ensure our continued success. Furthermore, his experience in, and passion for aviation will ensure that Cam can fully appreciate our business model and work effectively with WestJetters."

Cam Kenyon graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1986 where he obtained his bachelor of science in political science. He obtained his master of arts degree in international affairs from American University that same year.

Cam Kenyon then served in the United States navy from 1986 to 1994 in a variety of positions including pilot training officer, safety officer, mission commander and standardization pilot. He also attended the Aviation Safety Officer School at the Naval Postgraduate School in 1993 and obtained his juris doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1997.

Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, Cam Kenyon then spent his teen years in Pound Ridge, New York, and was stationed in several locations while serving in the United States navy. Cam Kenyon and his family have lived in Colorado since 1994 and will be making the move to Calgary. Cam will start in the first quarter of 2011 pending completion of immigration formalities.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 70-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 91 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 44 aircraft through 2017, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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For further information: Media contact: Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: ropalmer@westjet.com

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