September 05, 2007 15:56 ET

WestJet Announces Completion of FAA Airworthiness Directive

Airline among the first in the world to complete both elements of directive

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2007) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced it has completed the Airworthiness Directive issued by the Federal Aviation Authority (AD 2007-18-52) as of Tuesday, September 4, 2007. This directive required that all operators of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft conduct both a visual inspection as well as a torque test for the main slat track downstop assemblies. Operators were given 10 days from August 28 for visual inspection and 24 days beginning August 25 for the torque test. WestJet has completed both of these directives for its entire fleet of 67 aircraft within 10 days.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service throughout its 38-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 67 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.

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