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June 25, 2008 08:30 ET

WestJet Expands International Network With Two New Sun Destinations

Bridgetown, Barbados, and La Romana, Dominican Republic

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced the introduction of seasonal non-stop service to two new international sun destinations in the Caribbean: Bridgetown, Barbados and La Romana, Dominican Republic. These new sun destinations are part of WestJet's enhanced winter schedule, which will also include new service to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from various cities across Canada. WestJet will announce schedule details for the new Mexican destinations shortly.

WestJet also announced increased frequencies from Toronto to Jamaica, St Lucia and the Dominican Republic.

"With 20 destinations in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean, we continue to deliver on our international expansion strategy and strengthen our position as a strong and rapidly growing player on the international scene," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President of Guest Experience and Marketing. "Our current service to key vacation spots is extremely popular and with the addition of Barbados and La Romana, our guests will have more places to go for fun and relaxation in the sun this winter."

WestJet is also introducing service to Kamloops, B.C., from Calgary and adding a new non-stop route between Calgary and Grande Prairie.

These announcements will bring WestJet's existing scheduled destinations to 49. By 2013, WestJet will fly to over 65 scheduled destinations.

Starting November 3, 2008, WestJet will provide seasonal non-stop service to the following new destinations:



Route Starting Frequency
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Toronto - Bridgetown, Barbados November 3, 2008 4X weekly
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Toronto - La Romana, Dominican Republic November 3, 2008 1X weekly
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Calgary - Kamloops, B.C. December 15, 2008 1X daily
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One-way fares to LaRomana, at the introductory rate of $199 plus applicable taxes, fees and fuel surcharge, are on sale between June 25 and July 9 for travel between November 3 and December 16, 2008.

Details on the sale of seats to Bridgetown, Barbados, will be unveiled soon.

Starting November 2, 2008, WestJet will introduce a new route:



Route Starting Frequency
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Calgary - Grande Prairie November 2, 2008 6x weekly
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WestJet will also increase the number of departures in its existing network. Enhanced winter routes include:



Route Starting Frequency
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Toronto - Montego Bay November 2, 2008 1X daily
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Toronto - Punta Cana November 5, 2008 3X weekly
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Toronto - Puerto Plata November 2, 2008 3X weekly
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Toronto - St. Lucia November 2, 2008 3X weekly
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Toronto - Quebec City November 2, 2008 2X daily
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Vancouver - Las Vegas November 2, 2008 2X daily
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Calgary - Las Vegas September 9, 2008 2X daily
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Victoria - Las Vegas September 9, 2008 3X weekly
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Saskatoon - Las Vegas September 10, 2008 2X weekly
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"The combination of new Canadian and international destinations enhances our ability to serve our loyal WestJet guests as well as introduce our award-winning guest experience to a whole new group of travellers," said Bob Cummings. "Our first quarter results from the last few years have indicated that our international deployment strategy has been a success. Today's announcement demonstrates that we remain committed to a strategic plan of expansion and growth both domestically and elsewhere."

WestJet Vacations offers customized vacation packages for all of WestJet's scheduled destinations including the newly announced Bridgetown and La Romana. For more information, visit westjetvacations.com

More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced winter schedule and low introductory fares is available at westjet.com. Seats are available for sale immediately and can be booked online at westjet.com or through travel agents.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering scheduled service throughout its 49-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's most admired corporate culture in 2005, 2006 and 2007, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of 75 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 46 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.

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