Airports Across Canada Adopt WestJet's Electronic Boarding Pass



    Airline is first in North America to launch innovative paperless service

    CALGARY, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced that starting
August 24, 2007, electronic boarding passes will be accepted at all 26
Canadian airports at which the airline operates. WestJet is the first airline
in North America to use this innovative paperless format to check in and board
guests. Beginning tomorrow in Victoria, Comox, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Prince
George, Kelowna, Grande Prairie, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon,
Regina, Winnipeg, London, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge, Thunder Bay,
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, Charlottetown, Deer
Lake and St. John's, guests will be able to proceed through security and board
their WestJet flight using the electronic boarding pass displayed on their
personal mobile device.
    "We are thrilled that all 26 of WestJet's Canadian airports have accepted
the electronic boarding pass," said Dale Tinevez, Vice-President of Airports
for WestJet. "Thanks to the cooperation of these airports we are able to
continue to build our exceptional guest experience across the country through
this new and environmentally friendly service. Our team has worked diligently
to bring this innovation to our guests and we especially appreciate the
cooperation of the Victoria, Kelowna and Calgary airports during the trial
period in June and July."
    During the WestJet Web check-in process, guests will now be presented
boarding pass options. They can choose to print their boarding pass
immediately or at the airport, or select the electronic boarding pass option
and have an e-mail sent to their mobile device. They will then show the
boarding pass displayed on their mobile device to proceed through security and
to board their flight.

    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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