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WestJet first Canadian airline to provide 24/7 social media support

Canadian airline builds on social media leadership position

CALGARY, April 21, 2016 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today that it now supports guests' questions, comments and requests 24/7 via its social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

"We welcome more than 20 million guests on board every year and we are thrilled to be the first Canadian airline to respond to their needs around the clock on social media," said Greg Hounslow, WestJet Manager, Emerging Media. "Guest care has been at the core of WestJet's success since the beginning and we made this further investment in our social presence to continue to meet the evolving needs of our guests. With our international expansion it is critical to be available to provide customer service on time-sensitive issues outside of a nine-to-five world."

WestJet's Social Care team includes a seat in the "heart" of WestJet's operation, the Operations Control Centre, which provides the team access to real-time updates on flight activity and other important information that could impact a guest's travel experience. In addition to answering social media inquiries, WestJet's Social Care Specialists also interact with fans and followers who share the brand's passion for travel and all things aviation.

Hounslow continued, "WestJet has a reputation for being a leader in social media in Canada. We look forward to continuing to raise the bar for social customer service both domestically and internationally with our Social Care team."

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's highest-rated airline for customer service, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to 100 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 150 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:
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in the Canada's Choice ranking (
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)
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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