WestJet

WestJet

March 10, 2005 11:00 ET

WestJet Announces New Service to San Diego, California


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: WESTJET

TSX SYMBOL: WJA

MARCH 10, 2005 - 11:00 ET

WestJet Announces New Service to San Diego, California

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 10, 2005) - WestJet (TSX:WJA)
today announced it will begin offering new seasonal service to San
Diego, California June 2 to October 11, 2005.

WestJet will offer three weekly non-stop flights between Calgary and San
Diego, with connecting service from Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg,
Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria.

WestJet has also made a number of enhancements to their schedule,
featuring additional non-stop flights between Calgary and San Francisco,
Los Angeles, Winnipeg, and Kelowna, and between Kelowna and Vancouver. A
complete list of WestJet's schedule enhancements is available in the
accompanying Schedule Change Backgrounder.

Sean Durfy, WestJet's Executive Vice President of Marketing & Sales,
commented today: "I am very pleased to announce our new unique seasonal
service to San Diego. Our existing service to the three California
cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs has proved very
popular, and we believe Canadians will jump at the opportunity to fly
WestJet to the beautiful city of San Diego.

"In addition to our San Diego service, we have made a number of schedule
changes on our most popular routes. These changes have been made to
accommodate WestJet's plans to replace our entire fleet of 737-200
series aircraft with 16 Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With this
accelerated replacement schedule, WestJet will operate the most modern
fleet of aircraft in the country. This fleet will provide Canadians with
the most exceptional flying experience, with more legroom, leather
seats, and personal seatback live satellite television."

WestJet provides scheduled service to 33 North American cities and
charter service to 26 destinations in eight countries. The airline
operates a fleet of 56 aircraft featuring 38 Boeing Next-Generation 737
aircraft.

WestJet Schedule Change Backgrounder



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Changes Effective April 16, 2005
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Calgary - One additional Saturday non-stop flight added each
Los Angeles return way. WestJet will now offer 16 flights per week.
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Changes Effective April 25, 2005
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Calgary - One additional Sunday non-stop flight added each
San Francisco return way. WestJet will now offer 10 flights per week.
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Changes Effective May 2, 2005
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Calgary - Three weekly non-stop flights added each way.
Los Angeles return WestJet will now offer 22 flights per week.
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Changes Effective June 2, 2005
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Calgary - This unique new destination will operate non-stop
San Diego return three days per week until October 11, 2005.
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Calgary - One additional Sunday non-stop flight added each
Los Angeles return way. WestJet will now offer 24 flights per week.
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Calgary - One additional non-stop flight 12 times a week.
Winnipeg return WestJet will now offer 79 flights per week.

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Calgary - One additional non-stop flight 12 times a week.
Kelowna return WestJet will now offer 62 flights per week.
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Vancouver - One additional non-stop return flight daily.
Kelowna return WestJet will now offer 54 flights per week.

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Contact Information

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    WestJet
    Public Relations and Communications
    (403) 444-2615
    (403) 444-2261 (FAX)
    Website: www.westjet.com