WestJet: Regina is off to Vegas, baby!

    WestJet offers Regina non-stop service to Las Vegas

    CALGARY, July 17 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced new seasonal
non-stop service from Regina to Las Vegas starting September 8, 2008. This new
non-stop flight will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
    "We are very pleased to offer our Regina guests the chance to fly
non-stop to Las Vegas," said Bob Cummings, Executive Vice-President, Guest
Experience and Marketing. "We know it's going to be extremely popular, not
only with guests who enjoy the excitement of the casinos, but with people who
go to Vegas for the fabulous entertainment and shopping."
    Bob Cummings noted that with the addition of seven more aircraft in 2008,
WestJet is in a position to potentially offer even more service to the people
of Regina in the future. "At a time when the global airline industry is being
seriously challenged by soaring fuel costs and other pressures, we are adding
capacity, exploring new business opportunities and fulfilling our strategic
plan," he said.
    "The Regina Airport Authority (RAA) is very pleased with WestJet's
decision to fly twice weekly from Regina to Las Vegas and return during the
upcoming fall and winter travel season," said Jim Hunter, President and CEO,
Regina Airport Authority. "This announcement clearly demonstrates the power of
communication and partnership that the RAA and WestJet have strived to
develop. We look forward to working in this vein towards the further
development of WestJet business into and out of the Regina International
Airport as part of WestJet's overall growth plans."
    WestJet Vacations offers 23 properties in Las Vegas, including the entire
MGM Mirage family of resorts, and offers guests a complete and enjoyable
travel experience.

    Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new seasonal non-stop
service between Regina and Las Vegas:

    Starting September 8, 2008
    Regina - Las Vegas (Mondays and Fridays)
    Introductory fares starting at $129 (Applicable taxes, fees and
    surcharges are extra. Fares are subject to a fuel surcharge on all
    one-way flights.)

    Flight                               Departure                 Arrival
    From Regina -- WS1532                4 p.m.                    5:55 p.m.
    From Las Vegas -- WS931              11 a.m.                    2:55 p.m.

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 49-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 75 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft,
and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu. With future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 46 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013,
WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.

For further information:

For further information: WestJet, Media Relations, Gillian Bentley,
1-888-WJ 4 NEWS (1-888-954-6397), Email: gbentley@westjet.com, Website:

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