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WestJet Reports Traffic Statistics With a Record January Load Factor of 75.9 Per Cent

CALGARY, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced its monthly
traffic results reporting a January load factor of 75.9 per cent, on capacity
of 1.2 billion available seat miles. This is the airline's best January load
factor in history.
Sean Durfy, WestJet's President commented, "January's record load factor
is particularly satisfying when considering our 19 per cent growth in
capacity. Our seasonal deployment strategy showed significant year-over-year
improvements from winter 2005 to 2006. As we execute this strategy in 2007, we
are pleased our year-over-year revenue per available seat mile (RASM) for
January is favourable and is tracking on target with our expectations."

January 2007 Traffic Results
Monthly and Year- Monthly and
to-date 2007 Year-to-date 2006 Per cent change
Load Factor 75.9% 75.5% 0.4 pts.
Available Seat Miles
(ASM) 1,173.0 million 982.6 million 19
Revenue Passenger
Miles (RPM) 890.0 million 741.8 million 20

"WestJet's continued penetration into transborder markets has been highly
successful again this winter. Our Next-Generation aircraft, equipped with live
seatback satellite televisions, coupled with our exceptional guest service is
making us a clear industry leader in guest experience," said Sean Durfy. "Our
bookings through January are strong and are in line with our expectations for
the first quarter."
This discussion may contain forward-looking statements and are subject
to, and may be affected by, numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which
are beyond WestJet's control. WestJet's results may differ materially from
those expressed in or implied by such statements. Factors that could cause or
contribute to these differences include, but are not limited to: changes in
government policy, exchange rates, interest rates, disruption of supplies,
volatility of fuel prices, terrorism, general economic conditions, the
competitive environment and other factors described in WestJet's public
reports and filings. Forward-looking statements are subject to change and
WestJet does not undertake to update, correct or revise any forward-looking
information as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise.