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WestJet Expands Executive Team

WestJet Welcomes Ferio Pugliese as Executive Vice-President, People

CALGARY, May 3 /CNW/ - WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA) (WestJet) is
pleased to announce the appointment of Ferio Pugliese to the position of
Executive Vice-President, People. Mr. Pugliese will join the WestJet team as
of June 4, 2007. He will be responsible for overseeing the airline's core
human resources management and competency programs for its more than 6,000
"On behalf of the executive team, I am pleased to welcome Ferio to the
role of Executive Vice-President, People," said Sean Durfy, President of
WestJet. "He brings several years of experience in performance-focused human
resource strategy and organizational transformation. We look forward to adding
his expertise to an already highly competent and dynamic team that will only
help to build upon our award-winning culture."
A certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) Mr. Pugliese holds a
Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University, a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Social Science and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University
of Windsor.
Ferio commented, "WestJet's success is due largely to its dedicated team
of WestJetters, and is well known for having one of the most successful
corporate cultures in Canada. All WestJet employees play a significant role in
the airline's success and I am honoured to join this growing team as a fellow
Mr. Pugliese worked in various senior leadership roles and has gained
experience in facilitating organizational effectiveness and business
transformation as well as designing and implementing competency-based
performance management and compensation programs that recognize and foster
talent at all organizational levels. Prior to joining WestJet his previous
roles included Vice President Human Resources at Catalyst Paper Corporation in
Vancouver, Director of Human Resources Development at Windsor Casino Ltd., and
Director of Human Resources Development at Casino Rama, Carnival Resorts &

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service
throughout its 35-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's
most admired corporate culture in 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.