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WestJet named one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures

Airline named regional winner in the West

CALGARY, Oct. 12, 2011 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it has been named one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures for Western Canada as awarded by Waterstone Human Capital.

"We are very pleased to have won this award," said Ferio Pugliese, WestJet Executive Vice-President, People, Culture and Inflight. "We place tremendous value on the relationship between leadership and our employees and the 'feel' of working for WestJet. This accolade shows that our efforts are being recognized.

"We have robust programs in place that allow our culture to thrive," continued Mr. Pugliese. "I thank our more than 8,000 WestJetters who bring their best attitude to work each day."

WestJet was named to the Waterstone Human Capital Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame in 2008 having won the national award four years in row, and 2011 marks the first year WestJet has reapplied for the award.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of Canada's Top 100 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 96 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 39 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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