October 20, 2005 08:30 ET

WestJet's Corporate Culture Most Admired in Canada Independent Study Reveals

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 20, 2005) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) announced today that it has been acknowledged for having the most admired corporate culture in The 2005 Canadian Corporate Culture Study by Canadian Business magazine and Waterstone Human Capital Ltd. Waterstone's study took place over six months and included comprehensive interviews with Canadian executives at over 100 companies to determine the value executives place on corporate culture.

WestJet's corporate culture was recognized for its "entrepreneurial spirit," "delivering what they promise" and its "winning attitude."

Don Bell, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Culture and Airports, commented: "It is very exciting for WestJet's people to see WestJet recognized as having Canada's most admired corporate culture. All 5,000 WestJetters play a major role in developing, growing and propagating our wonderful corporate culture, and this type of external recognition is extremely rewarding."

The strength of WestJet's corporate culture is one of its fundamental competitive advantages. WestJet strives to maintain an innovative culture, where employees are committed, and passionately pursue the company's objectives and mission. WestJet has fostered a unique culture of caring and compassion for its guests and its people that sets it apart in the airline industry.

Mr. Bell went on to say, "The unique corporate culture at WestJet is in many ways the backbone of our company. We are proud to have created a strong culture that distinguishes us from our competitors and to be known in the Canadian airline industry as the friendly, caring airline that is committed to customer service."

WestJet is Canada's leading low-cost 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 its 737-700 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