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WestJet reports November load factor of 80.5 per cent

Airline increases traffic by 8.0 per cent year over year and achieves its second highest November load factor

CALGARY, Dec. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced November 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 80.5 per cent, an increase of 0.8 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 8.0 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.9 per cent over the same period. The airline flew a record 1.5 million guests in November, a year-over-year increase of 7.5 per cent or approximately 108,000 additional guests.

"We continue to be very pleased with our strong traffic growth as we achieved our second highest load factor in November, even as WestJet Encore, which operates at lower load factors similar to most regional airlines, continued to expand," said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky. "I want to thank our more than 10,000 WestJetters for their continued efforts in providing our guests with a safe and remarkable travel experience through the busy upcoming holiday season."

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In November, WestJet announced that it had earned a place on the list of Canada's top 50 employers based on the Aon Hewitt's 16th annual Best Employers in Canada study for 2015.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to more than 90 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods – even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit 

Recent recognition includes:

2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2014 Canada's Passion Capitalist  (Knightsbridge, Richardson GMP)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine and
2013 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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