April 20, 2007 08:30 ET

WestJet Announces aiRES Contract Amendment Extension

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 20, 2007) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced that WestJet and Travelport have agreed to extend the period for aiRES contract amendment negotiations to July 31, 2007. On January 10, 2007, WestJet had announced an agreement with Travelport to suspend the current aiRES contract in order to negotiate an amendment to this contract by May 31, 2007.

Dr. Hugh Dunleavy Executive Vice-President, Commercial Distribution for WestJet commented, "We have made progress in our discussions with Travelport. This extension reflects the commitment by WestJet and Travelport to work towards an amended contract.

"In the meantime, our Open Skies upgrade continues and is on track to deliver key elements of our business plan."

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 2005 and 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.

Contact Information

  • WestJet
    Media Relations
    Gillian Bentley
    (403) 444-2615
    Website: www.westjet.com