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WestJet Welcomes John Hamilton as Vice President, WestJet Vacations

CALGARY, Nov. 29 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) is pleased to announce the
appointment of John Hamilton as Vice President, WestJet Vacations.
"John joined WestJet this week and brings with him significant experience
in the wholesale travel business in Canada and the United Kingdom", commented
Dr. Hugh Dunleavy, Executive Vice President, Commercial Distribution for
WestJet. "He has experience in operations, marketing and sales with some of
the biggest operators in the country which brings terrific expertise to
WestJet Vacations."
John began his career in the wholesale industry in the United Kingdom and
came to Canada in 1984 with Trafalgar Tours. John held positions in
operations, sales and marketing with Trafalgar before moving to Fun Sun in
1992 as Director of Sales and Marketing. In 1995 he returned to Toronto as
Vice President for Travel Corp. Most recently, he ran BCAA Travel and was
instrumental in the launch of CANescapes as well as the purchase of Pacific
"I am delighted to be joining WestJet and am looking forward to building
on the business foundation of WestJet Vacations," said John Hamilton. "We will
continue to develop partnerships to ensure an amazing vacation experience for
our guests, while meeting our obligations to our shareholders."
WestJet Vacations, the wholly-owned subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Ltd.,
specializes in customized vacation packages that will leverage WestJet's
existing scheduled network to 33 cities across North America.

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.