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Press release from CNW Group

WestJet and China Eastern Airlines launch code-share partnership

Thursday, June 21, 2012

WestJet and China Eastern Airlines launch code-share partnership18:36 EDT Thursday, June 21, 2012CALGARY, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it has entered into a code-share agreement with China Eastern Airlines, one of the largest airlines in mainland China. Tickets are available today for flights starting on July 1, 2012.This code-share agreement allows China Eastern Airlines to market and distribute WestJet-operated flights by placing its "MU" flight indicator on WestJet-operated flights within North America."We are very pleased to announce this code-share relationship with China Eastern Airlines," said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. "China Eastern is a high-quality airline and this code-share is an important step in our strategy to welcome on board new guests from around the world."In addition to China Eastern Airlines, WestJet has code-share agreements with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, KLM and Korean Air.About WestJetWestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 98 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 37 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.Connect with WestJet on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westjetFollow WestJet on Twitter at www.twitter.com/westjetSubscribe to WestJet on YouTube at www.youtube.com/westjetFor further information: Media contact Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ 4 NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: media@westjet.com.