March 29, 2007 14:43 ET

WestJet Plans for 13 Per Cent Capacity Growth for 2007

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 29, 2007) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today clarified comments made at the National Bank Financial Transportation and Logistics Conference held yesterday in Toronto.

Speaking at the conference, WestJet's President Sean Durfy has been quoted by media as saying the airline's seat capacity could rise 19 per cent for 2007.

In clarification to these statements, WestJet's planned seat capacity growth, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), for the full-year 2007 is estimated at 13 per cent. Capacity growth for the first quarter 2007, compared to the first quarter 2006, is anticipated to be 19 per cent.

Sean Durfy's archived presentation will be available for 14 days through the Investor Relations section of westjet.com.

WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service throughout its 35-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's most admired corporate culture in 2006, 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