August 03, 2005 18:30 ET

WestJet Comments on Flight Operations

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 3, 2005) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) provided the following update today on its operations:

- WestJet is operating 98.9% of its schedule today, with some delays into and out of Toronto as a result of poor weather.

- WestJet cancelled 44 flights on August 2 and five flights on August 3 as a result of the incident involving Air France 358 on August 2 in Toronto.

- 5966 WestJet guests were affected by delays or cancelled flights as a result of the incident. WestJet is trying to accommodate guests affected by cancelled or delayed flights on the next available aircraft; however, this can be difficult as it is the peak travel season and the airline is experiencing high flight loads.

- To help alleviate the backlog of travellers, WestJet is operating additional flights.

Any WestJet guests who are scheduled for a flight into or out of Toronto may change their booking to another WestJet flight for travel until August 9, 2005 (inclusive) at no charge until 12:01 a.m. (MDT) August 4, 2005. Guests are encouraged to check current flight departure and arrival information using Flight Tracker on the airline's website at www.westjet.com, or by calling 1-800-538-5696.

WestJet is Canada's leading low-cost 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 on its 737-700 fleet, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers. Visit www.westjet.com for more information.

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