January 31, 2006 20:00 ET

WestJet Names Calgary Airport of the Year

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 31, 2006) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) recently named the Calgary International Airport in Alberta as their Airport of the Year. Mr. Garth Atkinson, President and CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority, will accept the award in a presentation on February 9, 2006, on behalf of the airport.

Dale Tinevez, WestJet's Vice-President, Airports said today: "Calgary is WestJet's choice for Airport of the Year in 2005 as a result of the Airport Authority's commitment to the areas of customer service, innovation, and fiscal responsibility. Their approach to working with airline partners to find efficient cost-effective ways of doing business is refreshing. We are also pleased to see that the airport is committed to sustaining a fiscally responsible model by holding firm on aviation rates and fees in 2006. Passenger volumes at the Calgary International Airport in 2005 reached more than 10 million guests; the airport is Canada's fourth busiest.

WestJet annually presents their Airport of the Year awards. Last year's winner was the Fort McMurray Regional Airport Commission's Fort McMurray Airport.

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