October 06, 2005 08:30 ET

WestJet Converts 737-700 Purchase Option Into Firm Delivery

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 6, 2005) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced its Board of Directors has approved the purchase of one additional Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 aircraft by converting a purchase option with Boeing into a firm delivery. The 737-700 aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in December 2006.

WestJet is scheduled to receive 10 737-600 deliveries and two 737-700 deliveries in 2006. WestJet's aircraft to be delivered in 2006 are eligible for financing support from the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

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 provided by Bell ExpressVu on its 737-700 fleet, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.

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  • WestJet
    Media Relations:
    Gillian Bentley
    (403) 444-2615
    Website: www.westjet.com