WestJet helps impacted Canadians

    Companies offer fair alternatives to other sun destinations and add more
    flights from Mexico to bring guests home

    CALGARY, April 29 /CNW/ - WestJet and WestJet Vacations today announced
that it is offering discounts to alternate sun destinations for guests who
have been affected by the temporary cessation of flights to and from Mexico.
The airline is also adding additional flights to get Canadians home.
    "We have put in place a fair and flexible approach that is in line with
our values and gives our guests a helping hand. We are committed to doing the
right thing. We realize the inconvenience and, in some cases, additional costs
Canadians incurred for having to rebook their vacation. This is why we have
put together a special offer for all Canadians who wish to continue to travel
to a sun destination," said Bob Cummings, WestJet's Executive Vice-President,
Guest Experience and Marketing. "With our flights to Jamaica, the Dominican
Republic, Bahamas, Florida, Phoenix, Las Vegas, California and Hawaii, we
offer excellent alternatives."

    WestJet is offering the following discounts:

    -   $100 off round-trip air-only bookings to the Caribbean, Bahamas and
        Hawaii. The promo code is CARE100
    -   $100 off any WestJet Vacations package
    -   $50 off round-trip air-only bookings to anywhere in the mainland U.S.
        The promo code is CARE50

    See westjet.com or westjetvacations.com for all of the details.

    Guests wishing to take advantage of this offer can use the promo code
listed above through any of our booking channels - they can book online at
westjet.com, call our Sales Super Centre at 1-800-538-5696, or book through
their travel agent.
    Bob Cummings continues, "With 79 aircraft, WestJet has the flexibility to
provide this offer as well as provide the additional flights to bring guests
    WestJet is planning a series of additional flights for guests needing to
travel home from Mexico. The details are as follows:


    Saturday, May 2, 2009
    Flight                                  Departure              Arrival
    Mazatlan - Calgary(*) WS7000            11 a.m.                3:15 p.m.

    Sunday, May 3, 2009
    Flight                                  Departure              Arrival
    Puerto Vallarta - Calgary(*) WS7001     12:42 p.m.             4:30 p.m.

    Cabo San Lucas - Vancouver(*) WS7002    1:20 p.m.              5 p.m.

    (*) with connections to other Canadian WestJet destinations

    "We recognize that this situation is evolving and would like to reassure
our guests that if more official travel warnings are issued for other regions,
WestJet will continue to offer a free cancellation or change option for those
impacted," said Bob Cummings.

    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 79 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 42 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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