WestJet

WestJet

March 11, 2005 02:04 ET

WestJet Comments on Jetsgo Announcement


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TSX SYMBOL: WJA

MARCH 11, 2005 - 02:04 ET

WestJet Comments on Jetsgo Announcement

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 11, 2005) - WestJet (TSX:WJA)
commented today on Jetsgo's announcement to cease all operations
effective immediately. Jetsgo will be asking that the Quebec Superior
Court immediately grant it protection under the Companies' Creditors
Arrangement Act.

Jetsgo announced the following: "Passengers are advised to make
alternative travel arrangements prior to going to the airport as there
will be no Jetsgo staff or aircraft available. Travellers seeking to
return to their point of origin must make alternative arrangements with
other airlines or with their travel agent or tour operator."

WestJet has implemented a plan to aid Jetsgo's stranded customers. Until
12:00 a.m. on March 14, 2005, WestJet will provide stranded Jetsgo
customers with special fares on confirmed seats in all markets served by
WestJet and Jetsgo, before its announcement of its cessation of
operations. These special fares are subject to availability and WestJet
will assess the need to extend these fares on a day-to-day basis.

Prior to the airline ceasing operations, Jetsgo competed with WestJet in
the following markets: Victoria, Vancouver, Prince George, Kelowna,
Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto,
Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Los Angeles, New York,
Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.

Jetsgo customers can book WestJet flights online at www.westjet.com or
through WestJet's Sales Super Centre at 1-800-538-5696 (toll-free) or
250-5839 (in Calgary). Stranded Jetsgo passengers are encouraged to
contact their credit card companies or travel insurance companies to
seek compensation for their Jetsgo booking.

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.

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