June 15, 2005 09:20 ET

WestJet Converts Two 737-600 Purchase Options into Firm Deliveries

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - June 15, 2005) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced its Board of Directors has approved the purchase of two additional Boeing Next-Generation 737-600 aircraft by converting two purchase options with Boeing into firm deliveries. The 737-600 aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in August 2006.

WestJet is scheduled to receive 10 737-600 deliveries and one 737-700 delivery in 2006. The airline has deferred purchase options with Boeing for four additional 737 aircraft originally scheduled for delivery in 2006 until 2007. WestJet has one remaining Next-Generation 737 purchase option available through Boeing for delivery 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 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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  • WestJet
    Media Relations:
    Gillian Bentley
    (403) 444-2615
    Website: www.westjet.com