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MEDIA ADVISORY: WestJet to host media to discuss Onex agreement

CALGARY, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Media are invited to the WestJet campus in Calgary on May 14, 2019 to meet with WestJet President and CEO, Ed Sims. Ed is available to discuss yesterday's announcement that WestJet has agreed to an acquisition by Onex and what it means for WestJet, WestJetters and the city.

Media Q&A with WestJet President and CEO, Ed Sims

Tuesday, May 14, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Media are kindly asked to RSVP to  

WestJet Campus
22 Aerial Place NE, Calgary, Alta.

9:45 a.m. MT
 – Media check-in at WestJet main reception
10:00 a.m. MT – Scrum starts

  • Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO

10:20 a.m. – Event concludes

Please park in Orange Lot across from visitor parking if the lot is full
*If you need to drop off equipment you can leave it at reception. There will be a media check in there.

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 for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers' favorite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America. The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in 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:
2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017 Winner Among Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)

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