July 07, 2005 08:30 ET

WestJet's June Load Factor Increases to 73.5%

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - July 7, 2005) - WestJet (TSX:WJA) announced its traffic statistics for June 2005 today, featuring a 22.4% increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) to 615.4 million, up from 502.6 million in June 2004. Year to date, RPMs increased 35.8% to 3,733.0 million from 2,749.7 million in the same period in 2004.

Available seat miles (ASMs) grew 19.8% to 837.8 million in June 2005, up from 699.3 million in June 2004. Year to date, ASMs have increased 27.1% to 5,164.2 million, up from 4,063.2 million in the same six-month period in 2004.

WestJet's load factor for June 2005 increased 1.6 percentage points to 73.5% compared with 71.9% in June 2004. During the first six months of 2005, the company's load factor increased 4.6 percentage points to 72.3% compared with 67.7% during the same period in 2004.

WestJet is Canada's leading low-cost airline offering scheduled service throughout its 35-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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    Website: www.westjet.com