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WestJet and Mokulele announce partnership

Airlines announce partnership to serve inter-island travellers

CALGARY, Dec. 8 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced a partnership with
Mokulele Airlines, an inter-island airline based in Kona, Hawai'i. The
partnership, designed to enhance service for inter-island travellers, follows
an announcement last month by WestJet that the airline was increasing their
Hawaiian service to 23 flights per week. This partnership with Mokulele allows
those guests travelling with WestJet greater access and convenience in
connecting to the many islands served by Mokulele as well as providing the
people of Hawai'i greater access to WestJet's network of 51 destinations.
WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial Distribution, Dr. Hugh
Dunleavy said, "This partnership will provide our guests greater access across
the Hawaiian Islands and will assist our guests booking with WestJet Vacations
in planning their ideal vacation. Our long-term goal is to be the dominant air
carrier to Hawai'i from Canada, and this arrangement helps us move towards
this achievement."
Commenting on the arrangement with WestJet, Mokulele CEO Bill Boyer
remarked, "We are proud to be sought out as a partner by an airline with the
kind of award-winning reputation that WestJet enjoys. This alliance increases
vacation options for Hawaiian residents who may find Canada more attractive in
these hard times since the American dollar goes further in Canada. I recently
flew on WestJet to Calgary and was impressed with the inflight experience.
Their customer service is one reason why they are one of the most profitable
airlines in North America," he added.
Mokulele and WestJet are finalizing details of an arrangement to promote
each other on their respective websites. WestJet Vacations, a division of
WestJet, will also be selling sightseeing air tours on Mokulele Airlines.

About Mokulele Airlines

Mokulele Airlines is a locally owned and operated inter-island airline
based in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i. Founded in 1998 as Mokulele Flight Service
Inc., it was acquired by current CEO Bill Boyer in 2005. Today, the airline is
a scheduled U.S. carrier with commuter services and now jet service operated
by Shuttle America. Mokulele also offers volcano tour flights as well as
inter-island cargo service. Mokulele Airlines currently has a fleet of two
Embraer E170 jets with another arriving in December, a fourth arriving in
March and options for two more in summer 2009. Mokulele Airlines has seven
208B Cessna Grand Caravans, including a dedicated freighter, and operates 85
daily departures to seven cities in Hawai'i. Mokulele Airlines markets and
sells tickets directly to passengers via its website
For more information on Mokulele Airlines, please contact Kerry Welch at
Loomis-ISC at (808)853-3049 or

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 51-city North American and Caribbean network.
Named Canada's most admired corporate culture in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008,
WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom
and leather seats on its modern fleet of 76 Boeing Next-Generation 737
aircraft, and live seatback television provided by Bell TV. With future
confirmed deliveries for an additional 45 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121
by 2013, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.