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Media Advisory - WestJet Encore to unveil its first Bombardier Q400

Media invited to cover unveiling ceremony and take a short flight

CALGARY, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Media are invited to tour WestJet Encore's first Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at WestJet's Calgary campus.

WestJet Encore launches service on Monday, June 24, 2013. This is the only opportunity to get a close-up look at the aircraft, obtain stock images and take a short 90-minute flight in advance of launch day. WestJet executives will be on hand for a brief ceremony followed by media interviews.

Any media wishing to take the flight must RSVP no later than 12 p.m. MDT on June 19 to Note that we require the names of those flying for the passenger manifest.

WHAT: WestJet Encore unveils its first Bombardier Q400

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2013
11:00 a.m. -- ceremony
11:30 a.m. -- media interviews
1-2:30 p.m. -- flight

WHERE: WestJet campus, 22 Aerial Place NE, Calgary

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 86 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,500 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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