WestJet returns to the Québec Winter Carnival

Airline sponsors world-renowned event for third year in a row

CALGARY, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced its sponsorship of the Québec Winter Carnival, which runs from January 28 to February 13, 2011.

"WestJet is thrilled to be the official airline of the Québec Winter Carnival for the third year in a row," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President of Communications and Community Relations. "In December 2010, we launched expanded non-stop service from Quebec City to Cancun and Fort Lauderdale, which represents WestJet's ongoing commitment to Calgary's sister city."

At the heart of WestJet's partnership with Québec Winter Carnival is the WestJet zip line across the Plains of Abraham. The WestJet zip line makes history thrilling as riders fly 500 feet across this important historical site.

The WestJet Fun 'n Festivals Series helps bring people and celebration together by sponsoring over 25 festivals around the country. This year, you'll find WestJet Fun 'n Festival Series at the following four winter festivals: Québec Winter Carnival, Ottawa Winterlude, Okanagan Winter Wine Festival and Moncton HubCap Comedy Festival. For updates on new upcoming events and any other details on the Fun 'n Festivals Series, visit www.westjet.com.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-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 92 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 43 aircraft through 2017, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

About WestJet Vacations

Launched in 2006, WestJet Vacations provides guests with a wide selection of vacation packages to popular vacation destinations in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's friendly employees, extensive network and solid value proposition, WestJet Vacations offers guests a fun, friendly and caring vacation experience.

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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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