WestJet to Present at Merrill Lynch Global Transportation Conference on June 18, 2008

    CALGARY, June 11 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) President and CEO Sean Durfy,
and Executive Vice-President, Finance and CFO Vito Culmone will be presenting
at the Merrill Lynch Global Transportation Conference on Wednesday, June 18,
2008 in New York. Sean will speak to WestJet's 2007 performance and will
provide plans and perspective for 2008.

    Date:     Wednesday, June 18, 2008

    Time:     3:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time

    Location: Merrill Lynch Headquarters
              4 World Financial Center
              250 Vesey Street
              New York

    The Merrill Lynch Global Transportation Conference will be webcast, audio
only. Financial analysts, media and other interested individuals are invited
to listen to the live webcast in the investor relations section of westjet.com
or through the following URL:
    Presentations will be archived and available on the website for 14 days.
Please note this URL will not be active until the specific conference date.

    About WestJet

    WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 47-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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