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Press release from CNW Group

WestJet sets new single-day traffic record

Thursday, August 01, 2013

WestJet sets new single-day traffic record

18:20 EDT Thursday, August 01, 2013

Airline tops 60,000 for the first time in its history

CALGARY, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it flew 60,441 guests on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, setting a new single-day record for guests travelling with the airline. The previous single-day record was 57,474, set December 21, 2012.

"As we approach the August long weekend, we thank our guests for choosing to fly with us in record numbers," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "As we continue to develop our expanding network, introduce new products and appeal to new travel segments, we are seeing significant growth in the number of new WestJet guests we are welcoming on board - including business travellers and foreign guests flying with us as a result of our nearly three dozen airline partnerships around the world. We are proud to introduce more guests to the caring service for which our WestJetters are known."

WestJet expects near-record numbers each day through the upcoming long weekend.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 87 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,600 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world. This year, WestJet launched its new regional airline, WestJet Encore.

About WestJet Vacations

WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book travel experiences to 55 destinations in 17 countries, including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive network and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations offers guests a great flight schedule and a wide variety of hotel and resort options to create fun and affordable vacation experiences. To create an album full of vacation memories, visit www.westjetvacations.com.

About WestJet Rewards

WestJet Rewards members earn WestJet dollars on WestJet flights, vacation packages and more. WestJet dollars can be used like cash towards the purchase of WestJet flights and WestJet Vacations packages on any date to any WestJet or WestJet Encore destination with no blackout periods, even on seat sales. More flights equal more benefits, including bonus WestJet dollars and Jet-Aways. Guests who use their WestJet RBC MasterCard will earn WestJet dollars even faster.

Connect with WestJet on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westjet
Follow WestJet on Twitter at www.twitter.com/westjet
Subscribe to WestJet on YouTube at www.youtube.com/westjet
Read the WestJet blog at blog.westjet.com

SOURCE: WestJet

For further information:

Media contact: 
Media Relations, 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), media@westjet.com.

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