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WestJet announces one day "Obama" discount
Canada NewsWire
    Airline offers $50 off roundtrip fares to and from the U.S. saying, "Yes
    we can."

CALGARY, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced a one day Obama promotional discount to commemorate U.S. President Barack Obama's first visit to Canada. As a demonstration of the strong relationship between Canada and the United States, WestJet guests will be able to save on travel between the two countries using the online promo code "OBAMA" which will provide travellers with roundtrip savings of $50 off WestJet's already low fares. This offer is valid for travel between Canada and the United States from March 1 to March 31, 2009. To obtain this offer, flights must be booked before midnight February 19, 2009 on

"On behalf of our more than 7,400 WestJetters, we welcome President Obama to Canada," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President of Culture and Communications. "In the interest of stimulating our respective economies, we are pleased to offer this discount as our way of encouraging our American neighbours to visit us and for our Canadian guests to escape the cold winter to warmer destinations down south. In either direction, both economies will benefit."

Mr. Bartrem continued, "We also take this opportunity to invite President Obama to visit our Canadian success story in Calgary on his next Canadian visit. We look forward to welcoming him to our new environmentally-friendly head office."

The small print: Book online at and save $50 roundtrip or $25 one way off the lowest available fare when you enter the online promo code OBAMA. Flights must be booked before midnight on February 19, 2009, MT, for travel between March 1 and March 31, 2009. Offer valid on all fares on regularly scheduled WestJet flights between Canada and the United States only. Discount cannot be used towards the purchase of a WestJet gift certificate or WestJet Vacations package. Valid for new bookings only.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering scheduled service throughout its 55-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 77 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 44 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.