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WestJet introduces some tweet deals
Canada NewsWire

Twitter account will give guests access to great deals

CALGARY, June 26 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the introduction of a new service that leverages the power of Twitter to provide its guests with instant access to great deals. Those Twitter users who sign up to follow "WestJet" on will be provided with seat sales, special offers and other uniquely-WestJet opportunities. This Sunday, June 28, 2009, the first of WestJet's Twitter deals will be made available to those individuals following "WestJet".

"We are a young, vibrant and healthy company," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President, Culture and Communications. "We need to employ all media possible to reach guests and prospective guests to offer them relevant information and great deals. Today's announcement is a reflection of how social media has become a staple for many of our guests and our WestJetters. The viral and word-of-mouth nature of social media is perfect for companies with great offers, great products and fun cultures like WestJet.

"We are encouraging as many people as possible to sign up and follow us on before Sunday, June 28, so that they are in the know with the first of many wonderful deals."

In addition, each day from Sunday, June 28, to Thursday, July 2, WestJet will be offering its followers on one trip for two people anywhere WestJet flies in Canada. Visit WestJet's Twitter site at for more details.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, providing high-value low-cost service throughout its 55-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, 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 79 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 42 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.