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WestJet signs strategic partnership agreement with ATCO

WestJet to become primary flight provider for ATCO; ATCOenergy named official energy provider for WestJet's Calgary Campus

CALGARY, Nov. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it has reached a multi-year agreement as the primary flight provider for ATCO and its employees beginning in early November.

As part of the partnership agreement, ATCOenergy will also become the official energy provider for WestJet's Calgary Campus and will power WestJet's new 787 Hangar scheduled to open in 2019.

"We're delighted to see this strategic partnership come to life between two Calgary companies," said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. "It's important for us to work together and we're grateful to have the support of a strong Alberta-based company like ATCOenergy to power our new hangar. We're looking forward to servicing ATCO's business and leisure needs across our global network that now includes direct access to Europe from Calgary on our 787-9 Dreamliners."

"ATCO is extremely pleased to announce our strategic partnership with WestJet," said Nancy Southern, ATCO Chair & CEO. "We are both strong Alberta-based companies expanding our global footprints. This partnership will enable greater access and ease of travel for the people of ATCO meeting with our customers and partners across Canada, the United States, Mexico and abroad."

About WestJet
Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice winner – North America for 2017 and 2018 in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines. The airline was also named the Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit  

Recent recognition includes:
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)

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