WestJet announces one day "Obama" discount

    Airline offers $50 off roundtrip fares to and from the U.S. saying, "Yes
    we can."

    CALGARY, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced a one day
Obama promotional discount to commemorate U.S. President Barack Obama's first
visit to Canada. As a demonstration of the strong relationship between Canada
and the United States, WestJet guests will be able to save on travel between
the two countries using the online promo code "OBAMA" which will provide
travellers with roundtrip savings of $50 off WestJet's already low fares. This
offer is valid for travel between Canada and the United States from March 1 to
March 31, 2009. To obtain this offer, flights must be booked before midnight
February 19, 2009 on westjet.com.
    "On behalf of our more than 7,400 WestJetters, we welcome President Obama
to Canada," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President of Culture and
Communications. "In the interest of stimulating our respective economies, we
are pleased to offer this discount as our way of encouraging our American
neighbours to visit us and for our Canadian guests to escape the cold winter
to warmer destinations down south. In either direction, both economies will
    Mr. Bartrem continued, "We also take this opportunity to invite President
Obama to visit our Canadian success story in Calgary on his next Canadian
visit. We look forward to welcoming him to our new environmentally-friendly
head office."
    The small print: Book online at westjet.com and save $50 roundtrip or $25
one way off the lowest available fare when you enter the online promo code
OBAMA. Flights must be booked before midnight on February 19, 2009, MT, for
travel between March 1 and March 31, 2009. Offer valid on all fares on
regularly scheduled WestJet flights between Canada and the United States only.
Discount cannot be used towards the purchase of a WestJet gift certificate or
WestJet Vacations package. Valid for new bookings only.

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 55-city North American and Caribbean network.
Named one of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and
2008, 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 77 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 44 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013,
WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.

For further information:

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

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