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February 02, 2006 11:47 ET

WestJet Named One of Canada's Top Ten Most Respected Corporations

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 2, 2006) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) responded today to the announcement that the company has placed first in customer service in the Eleventh Annual 'Canada's Most Respected Corporations Survey.'

WestJet's President and CEO, Clive Beddoe said today, "I am thrilled with WestJet's showing of first place in customer service in the survey. This ranking is an important acknowledgement that our incredible team of 5,000 WestJetters are more committed than ever to provide the highest level of service in Canada. On behalf of all WestJetters, we are particularly pleased to have again finished in the Top 25 Most Respected Corporations honour roll this year."

The survey, conducted by Ipsos-Reid and sponsored by KPMG, also named Beddoe one of the country's top CEOs, along with Gwyn Morgan of EnCana, Dominic D'Alessandro of Manulife Financial, and Gordon Nixon of RBC Financial.

The most respected corporations were determined based on the following eight categories: Best Long-Term Investment Value, Innovation and Product/Service Development, Human Resources Management, Financial Performance, Corporate Social Responsibility, High Quality Service/Product, Corporate Governance, and Customer Service. The survey involved interviewing 250 of Canada's leading CEOs between October and November 2005.

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.

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