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Media Advisory - WestJet takes inaugural flight from Whitehorse

CALGARY, May 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Whitehorse media are invited to join WestJet on Friday, May 18 in celebration of the airline's inaugural flight festivities.

Media are asked to arrive at the WestJet check-in counters at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport at 7 a.m. PDT to be issued a pass to the gate. Once at the gate, Cam Kenyon, WestJet's Executive Vice-President of Operations, will welcome guests and make a special presentation to Whitehorse WestJetters, who join a family of more than 8,600 caring employees across the airline's network.

Prior to the presentation, WestJet representatives will be available for media interviews with executive members of Strategic Aviation, WestJet's ground-handling service provider in Whitehorse.

What: WestJet's first flight from Whitehorse to Vancouver
When: Friday, May 18 at 7 a.m. PDT
Where: Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's preferred 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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