October 18, 2005 21:58 ET

WestJet Executive Vice-President, Operations, Steps Down

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2005) - WestJet today announced that Thomas (Tim) Morgan, Executive Vice-President of Operations, has left WestJet for personal reasons, effective immediately.

Since WestJet's inception in 1995, Mr. Morgan has been instrumental in the development of the operational philosophies that have contributed to the success of the airline.

Clive Beddoe, WestJet's President and CEO, commented: "It is with regret that I announce that Tim Morgan is leaving WestJet. As a founding shareholder, Tim has been with WestJet since our inception, and has contributed greatly to our success over the past 10 years."

The three operating vice-presidents who reported to Mr. Morgan will now be reporting to WestJet's president and CEO.

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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