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Media Advisory - WestJet Encore launch

CALGARY, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - What is that in the skies? Is it a bird? Is it a plane?  Actually it is two planes and they belong to WestJet Encore, Canada's newest regional airline taking flight this June 24th.

Media are welcome to join WestJet guests on Monday, June 24 as WestJet Encore launches with flights to Nanaimo, Fort St. John, Vancouver, Victoria, and Saskatoon.   Giant sandcastles, enormous ice sculptures and a shiny white, blue and teal Bombardier Q400 are all on display to celebrate the nation's newest regional carrier.

If you would like to take part in this exclusive opportunity, please RSVP before noon on Friday, June 21 to  Your RSVP ensures that you will receive an exclusive event pass to gate-side activities. Those members of the media unable to RSVP prior to June 20 will be able to meet with a WestJet representative at the domestic check-in counters from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. to talk about our exciting new service.

Date:    Monday, June 24
Time:    meet at 9:30 a.m. at domestic check-in
  9:30-10:30 a.m. gate-side
Location:   WestJet domestic check-in, Calgary International Airport

What you can expect:

  • Access to WestJet Encore President, Ferio Pugliese and invited officials
  • Gate-side access to festivities, food and fun
  • Exclusive launch coverage of WestJet Encore, Canada's newest regional airline

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to more than 85 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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For further information:

Media contact:
Media Relations, 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397),