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March 06, 2007 08:30 ET

WestJet Reports Record February Load Factor of 82.3 per Cent

Airline's monthly traffic indicators showing continued strength

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 6, 2007) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced its best February traffic results to date, reporting a load factor of 82.3 per cent on a capacity of 1.1 billion available seat miles (ASM).

Sean Durfy, WestJet's President commented, "2007 is off to a great start with 20 per cent year-to-date ASM growth and record load factors for January and February. Our seasonal deployment of aircraft to WestJet sun spots, our growing network connectivity and our WestJetters' continued focus on delivering exceptional guest service are key factors in our terrific performance."



February 2007 Traffic Results

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February 2007 February 2006 Per cent change
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Load Factor 82.3% 80.8% 1.5 pts.
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Available Seat
Miles (ASM) 1,080.5 million 899.9 million 20
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Revenue Passenger
Miles (RPM) 888.7 million 727.3 million 22
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Year-to-date 2007 Year-to-date 2006 Per cent change
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Load Factor 78.9% 78.0% 0.9 pts.
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Available Seat
Miles (ASM) 2,253.4 million 1,882.5 million 20
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Revenue Passenger
Miles (RPM) 1,778.7 million 1,469.1 million 21
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"This month's load factor combined with a healthy RASM is particularly satisfying in light of February's 20 per cent increase in ASMs. It is shaping up to be great first quarter," said Sean Durfy.

This discussion may contain forward-looking statements and are subject to, and may be affected by, numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond WestJet's control. WestJet's results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to these differences include, but are not limited to: changes in government policy, exchange rates, interest rates, disruption of supplies, volatility of fuel prices, terrorism, general economic conditions, the competitive environment and other factors described in WestJet's public reports and filings. Forward-looking statements are subject to change and WestJet does not undertake to update, correct or revise any forward-looking information as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise.

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