WestJet

WestJet

January 06, 2005 11:00 ET

WestJet to Commence Service between Calgary and Palm Springs


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: WESTJET

TSX SYMBOL: WJA

JANUARY 6, 2005 - 11:00 ET

WestJet to Commence Service between Calgary and Palm
Springs

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 6, 2005) - WestJet will commence
its new non-stop service from Calgary to Palm Springs, California on
January 7. WestJet will offer a twice weekly non-stop flight between
Calgary and Palm Springs, with connecting service available from other
Canadian WestJet destinations. Beginning February 5, WestJet will
increase transborder service between Calgary and Palm Springs by one
flight per week. These flights will operate until April 3, 2005.

WestJet currently offers approximately 395 scheduled non-stop departures
per week from Calgary to 22 destinations in Canada and the U.S. Other
non-stop warm weather locations include Calgary to Fort Lauderdale,
Calgary to Orlando, Calgary to Los Angeles, Calgary to San Francisco,
and Calgary to Phoenix.

Sean Durfy, WestJet's Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales,
said today, "We are very excited to be launching our new non-stop
service from Calgary to Palm Springs on Friday. This twice weekly
non-stop service to Palm Springs is the final phase of our previously
announced expansion into the U.S. market. Over the past few months
WestJet has added service to eight U.S. cities, including Los Angeles,
San Francisco, Phoenix, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Tampa, and
finally, Palm Springs."

WestJet serves the 24 Canadian cities of Victoria, Comox, Vancouver,
Abbotsford/Fraser Valley, Prince George, Kelowna, Grande Prairie,
Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder
Bay, Windsor, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton,
Halifax, Gander and St. John's, and the eight U.S. cities of San
Francisco, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Tampa, Orlando, Fort
Lauderdale and New York. The airline operates a growing fleet of 54
aircraft featuring 36 new Next-Generation Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol WJA.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    WestJet
    Siobhan Vinish (Pronounced Sha-von)
    Director, Public Relations and Communications
    (403) 444-2615
    (403) 444-2261 (FAX)
    Website: www.westjet.com