September 24, 2007 15:05 ET

WestJet Welcomes Canadian Government's Designation for St. Lucia

Airline designated to provide scheduled service to St. Lucia

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2007) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today welcomed the federal government's decision to grant designation for WestJet to provide scheduled service to St. Lucia.

"We are pleased with the government's decision and thank Minister Cannon for his vision," said Bob Cummings, Executive Vice-President, Guest Experience and Marketing. "This represents a tremendous opportunity for WestJet to bring our fun and friendly service to St. Lucia on a scheduled basis. This news ensures that our strategic plan of deploying aircraft to warmer climates over the winter months continues, allowing us to expand to these destinations while bringing low fares and high value to our guests.

"While this designation is effective immediately, we will be working on our winter plans to determine the optimal offering that provides our guests with what they are looking for from WestJet - an exceptional guest experience, convenient schedules and low fares."

WestJet has been granted designation to fly scheduled service into St. Lucia from Toronto.

WestJet will continue to provide charter flying for Transat Tours Canada. WestJet and Transat Tours Canada signed an agreement through to 2010 in February 2007.

"Transat Tours Canada remains an important partner for WestJet," said Bob Cummings.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service throughout its 38-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's most admired corporate culture in 2005 and 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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