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WestJet prepares for potential labour disruptions at Air Canada

Extra flying to be scheduled to ensure minimal disruption to the flying public

CALGARY, Feb. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced its plans for potential labour disruptions at Air Canada. The airline will schedule incremental flying to accommodate those guests who may have their travel plans disrupted as this issue unfolds.

"We can appreciate that the travelling public may be frustrated with the uncertainty associated with potential labour disruptions at Air Canada," commented Bob Cummings, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "We have been proactively planning for weeks now, with our network team collaborating closely with flight operations to provide as many incremental flights as possible. The travelling public can book WestJet, confident that we have more flying available and in place.

"Our 8,500 WestJetters stand at the ready to welcome those Air Canada passengers as our guests," concluded Bob Cummings.

Information regarding available flights can be found at or by calling your travel agent.

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WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 76-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 and leather seats on its modern fleet of 97 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 38 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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