CALGARY, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - WestJet commented today on Zoom Airlines
announcement to suspend operations effective 2 p.m. ET on August 28, 2008.
"We are saddened to hear today's news about Zoom Airlines, and our hearts
go out to the employees impacted by this announcement," commented Bob
Cummings, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Guest Experience and Marketing.
"While we do not fly the same routes as Zoom, we are actively working to help
any Zoom passengers stranded within our Canadian network to get home."
WestJet is offering stranded passengers discounts on all fares across
Canada. Zoom passengers can book WestJet flights by calling WestJet's Sales
Super Centre at 1-800-538-5696 (toll-free). Fares are subject to availability
and will be offered until Monday, September 1, 2008.
WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 51-city North American and Caribbean network.
Named Canada's most admired corporate culture in 2005, 2006 and 2007, WestJet
pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom and
leather seats on its modern fleet of 76 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft,
and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu. With future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 45 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013,
WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.
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