January 13, 2006 08:30 ET

WestJet Announces Exciting New Contest to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 13, 2006) -

Kickoff to Year-Long Celebration

WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced that it will run a month-long contest in February on all its flights operating out of Canada to celebrate its 10th anniversary of operation. Guests will be able to win one of thousands of prizes with 10 grand prizes including a 2006 Honda Pilot, a $10,000 WestJet travel credit as well as vacation packages for four to Disneyland, Las Vegas and Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts.

"Ten years is an important milestone for WestJet. From five cities with three aircraft in 1996 to 34 destinations with 51 Boeing Next Generation 737s, WestJet has come a long way," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet's Director, Brand and Communications. "Even more impressive is that in an industry rife with financial hardships, WestJet has thrived.

"To become and remain a profitable airline over 10 years is a significant achievement," said Bartrem.

Every flight during the month of February originating in Canada will have a prize available to be won. Official rules and regulations are available at westjet.com.

WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service throughout its 34-city North American network. Named Canada's most respected corporation for customer service in 2005, 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