WestJet Announces aiRES Contract Amendment Extension

    CALGARY, April 20 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced that WestJet
and Travelport have agreed to extend the period for aiRES contract amendment
negotiations to July 31, 2007. On January 10, 2007, WestJet had announced an
agreement with Travelport to suspend the current aiRES contract in order to
negotiate an amendment to this contract by May 31, 2007.
    Dr. Hugh Dunleavy Executive Vice-President, Commercial Distribution for
WestJet commented, "We have made progress in our discussions with Travelport.
This extension reflects the commitment by WestJet and Travelport to work
towards an amended contract.
    "In the meantime, our Open Skies upgrade continues and is on track to
deliver key elements of our business plan."
    WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service
throughout its 35-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, Website: www.westjet.com

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