WestJet Launches Issuer Program to Address Corporate Clients Needs

TORONTO, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - GBTA Convention -- UATP today announced that WestJet Airlines is the newest UATP Issuer, now issuing accounts in Canada and accepting all UATP accounts as a form of payment.

"WestJet is a leader in the airline industry and will be a valuable asset for UATP," said Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO, UATP. "As an Issuer, WestJet is on the path for long-term success and we look forward to supporting them in growing their UATP program."

WestJet is powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers, offering scheduled service to more than 85 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through their regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, WestJet offers guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries.

Kaiser continued, "There is significant corporate demand within Canada, and by becoming a UATP Issuer, WestJet has positioned itself to capture that demand to grow market share; we look forward to helping grow a very successful UATP program within WestJet."

For more information, visit UATP at its booth during the GBTA Convention, UATP.COM or www.westjet.com

About UATP

UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world's airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail, hotel and travel agency payments. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStreamSM and DataMineSM, which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management.

Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®; UATP accounts are issued by: Aeromexico; Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL); Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA); Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Japan Airlines (9201:JP); Luhfthansa German Airlines; Malaysia Airlines; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Shandong Airlines; United Airlines (NYSE: UAL); and US Airways.

UATP Corporate Communications
Wendy Ward, wward@uatp.com
+1 202 626 4077

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