CALGARY, March 29 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today clarified comments made
at the National Bank Financial Transportation and Logistics Conference held
yesterday in Toronto.
Speaking at the conference, WestJet's President Sean Durfy has been
quoted by media as saying the airline's seat capacity could rise 19 per cent
In clarification to these statements, WestJet's planned seat capacity
growth, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), for the full-year 2007 is
estimated at 13 per cent. Capacity growth for the first quarter 2007, compared
to the first quarter 2006, is anticipated to be 19 per cent.
Sean Durfy's archived presentation will be available for 14 days through
the Investor Relations section of westjet.com.
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 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