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WestJet Announces Resignation of Executive Vice-President, People

CALGARY, Dec. 15 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced that Matthew
Handford, Executive Vice-President, People, has resigned from his position. He
will be leaving WestJet in the first quarter of 2007.
Sean Durfy, President of WestJet commented, "Matthew has been a solid
member of the Executive team over the past eighteen months and we are sorry to
see him go. He led the development and execution of our leadership succession
plan and was instrumental in putting in place an excellent human resources
team that is highly proficient and capable of deploying our strategies going
forward. Matthew is leaving WestJet to assume a senior human resources
position with a national retail organization."
Matthew Handford commented, "I have enjoyed my time at WestJet and leave
with the confidence that the new Executive team and the company are poised for
continued success. The opportunity for me to join an industry that aligns my
passion for sports with my career was too great to turn down. I am pleased
that I was able to contribute as I did in the short time I was here."
Matthew joined WestJet in June, 2005 as Vice-President, People and was
promoted to the role of Executive Vice-President, People in December, 2005.

Marking its tenth anniversary this year, 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.