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WestJet: Clive Beddoe Steps Down as CEO

Continues as Executive Chairman

CALGARY, July 24 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced that Clive
Beddoe will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer on September 4, 2007.
Sean Durfy will become President and Chief Executive Officer effective that
same day.
Clive Beddoe commented, "I will continue to play a key role within
WestJet as the company's Executive Chairman by establishing and supporting the
strategic direction of the company. I believe Executive Chairman more
accurately reflects the role I have been progressively fulfilling for the past
eight months, as I have handed more responsibility to Sean Durfy and our
Executive team. The success of these changes has clearly been demonstrated in
the financial and operational results we have produced over the last year. I
am confident in the continued success of WestJet with Sean as President and
Clive Beddoe was the principal founder of WestJet in February 1996, with
200 employees and three aircraft flying to five destinations in Western
Canada. WestJet has grown in that time to 66 aircraft flying to 64
destinations in 12 countries and 2006 revenues of $1.8 billion.

WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service
throughout its 38-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's
most admired corporate culture in 2005 and 2006, WestJet pioneered low-cost
high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats on its
modern fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback
television provided by Bell ExpressVu on the majority of its fleet, WestJet
strives to be the number one choice for travellers.