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Media Advisory - WestJet invites media to cover special trip to NYC

Airline teams up with Big Brothers Big Sisters to take kids to the Big Apple for the day

CALGARY, May 28, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will fly a group of 40 Toronto-based Big Brothers Big Sisters youth and volunteers to New York City for the day as part of the airline's inaugural celebrations for its new Toronto-LaGuardia service on June 4, 2012.

The group will fly to New York on WestJet's first flight departing Toronto Pearson on June 4 at 7 a.m. EDT, returning the same day at 9:29 p.m. The day-long trip will include a series of sightseeing tours and activities donated by Gray Line New York.

Toronto-area media interested in accompanying the group to New York and covering this story are asked to contact WestJet media relations at for more information. There is no charge for media to participate in this trip and cover this story, but seats are limited and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

A national charitable partner and member of the WestJet Cares for Kids program, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is Canada's premier youth mentoring agency. It offers the Big Brother/Big Sister program as well as other innovative and successful programs, including In-School Mentoring, Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds and Big Bunch. With more than 120 member agencies in over 1,000 diverse communities, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada provides services to approximately 35,000 children across Canada.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada please visit its website at

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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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