January 18, 2006 08:30 ET

WestJet Gets Political: Free Day of Flights for Duceppes, Harpers, Harris', Laytons and Martins

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2006) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced an unbeatable offer for guests on January 24, 2006, the day after voting day for the 2006 Federal Election.

WestJet will offer free(1) flights within Canada all day on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 for all guests who share their last names with one of the contenders for the country's next prime minister: "Duceppe," "Harper," "Harris," "Layton," or "Martin." Politicians at the helm of the major parties include Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe, Conservative leader Stephen Harper, Green leader Jim Harris, NDP leader Jack Layton and Liberal leader Paul Martin.

Those guests that qualify for this offer can call WestJet's Specialty Sales Team at 1-877-937-8538 prior to 7 p.m. MST on Thursday, January 19, 2006 to make their booking.

"We invite all Canadians who share their names with any of the contenders for Canada's next prime minister to take advantage of this great offer and fly for free on Tuesday, January 24, 2006," said Bob Cummings, WestJet's Vice-President, Marketing.

The small print: This offer is valid for domestic travel only. Offer is combinable with other fares, and all bookings must be made prior to 7 p.m. MST on Thursday, January 19, 2006. Seats may not be available on all flights. Photo identification with confirmation of name will be required at the time of check-in. (1)Taxes, fees and surcharges not included. Guests must be willing to have a lot of fun!

WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare 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 the majority of its fleet, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.

Contact Information

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