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WestJet at the ready for flight disruptions at Air Canada

Airline preparing for more guests as a result of labour issues

CALGARY, March 8, 2012 /CNW/ - In light of unfolding events today, WestJet announced its plan to add extra flights to accommodate passengers that will be otherwise stranded in the event of strike or lockout at Air Canada.

"We recognize the travelling public is subject to uncertainty arising from the potential travel disruptions at Air Canada," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "With more than 60,000 seats departing each day, we are letting the public know that our 8,600 WestJetters are ready to welcome more guests on board."

WestJet will add extra flights in domestic and transborder markets as the situation unfolds, based on available aircraft and crew.

Flight arrangements can be made on, through the WestJet Sales Super Centre at 1-888-WESTJET (1-888-937-8538) or by contacting 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. Named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, WestJet offers increased legroom and leather seats 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.

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