December 22, 2006 18:00 ET

WestJet Signs Support Agreement with Navitaire

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 22, 2006) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced it has extended its agreement with Navitaire for its OpenSkies reservation system through to December 31, 2008.

"This agreement with Navitaire will provide us with an upgraded and supported product in OpenSkies," said Sean Durfy, WestJet's President. "Further, it will provide WestJet with the functionality required to deliver our growth strategy and business plans for 2007."

The aiRES reservation system, owned by IBS and marketed by Travelport, will not be released in spring 2007 as was indicated earlier this year. WestJet does not have a new scheduled release date. WestJet continues to work with its aiRES suppliers to develop the product for use at WestJet.

Marking its tenth anniversary this year, 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.

Contact Information

  • WestJet
    Richard Bartrem
    Director, Culture and Communications
    (403) 444-2226
    Website: westjet.com