March 12, 2008 09:00 ET

Start Spreading the News...WestJet adds New York City

WestJet will be the first Canadian carrier to fly to Newark International Airport from Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced the introduction of new seasonal non-stop service from Calgary to New York City via Newark International Airport. Daily flights to this new destination begin June 2, 2008.

"New York City is a global icon and is an exciting addition to WestJet's growing network," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Guest Experience and Marketing. "There is great demand for Western Canadians travelling to New York City this summer and WestJet is pleased to offer guests a high-value, low-fare option. With live satellite television at every comfy leather seat, we are confident we'll become the number one choice for Western Canadians travelling to New York City this summer.

"Newark International Airport is a convenient gateway for guests travelling to the Big Apple. The strong Canadian dollar teamed with WestJet's low fares and unique guest experience will connect our guests to the shopping, theatre, culture and history of one of the greatest cities in the world. The departure times are also very convenient for business travel between Calgary and New York. This service will add to WestJet's continually improving business schedule."

Calgary - Newark International Airport (EWR)
Begins June 2, 2008
Introductory fares starting at $199 one-way (taxes and fees extra)
Flight Departure Arrival
From Calgary - WS978 10:15 a.m. 4:40 p.m.
From Newark - WS979 6 p.m. 9:03 p.m.

More detailed information about WestJet's schedule and low introductory fares is available at westjet.com. Seats are available for sale immediately and can be booked online at westjet.com, by calling 1-800-538-5696 or through travel agents.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's leading high-value, low-cost airline offering scheduled service throughout its 46-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. With increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of 73 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.

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