WestJet sets new single-day record

Airline tops 51,000 guests heading into the Easter weekend

CALGARY, April 21 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will fly 51,611 guests today, setting a new single-day record for the airline. The previous record of 50,336 guests was set on December 23, 2010.

On average, WestJet flies approximately 40,000 guests per day across its 71-city network.

"We thank our guests for choosing us time and time again, which has helped us to achieve this milestone," said Bob Cummings, Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "We are proud of this milestone for a number of reasons, but especially because we achieved it while continuing to nurture our brand, employee and financial health. And we expect to set more of these kinds of records, as we launch service in May and June to Orange County-Anaheim, California, from Vancouver and Calgary, and significantly expand service in the eastern triangle between Toronto and Montreal and Toronto and Ottawa beginning on May 2."

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. Named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 94 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 41 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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


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