MEDIA ADVISORY - WestJet to hold International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) transition information session

Mar 31, 2011, 11:00 ET from WestJet

CALGARY, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - WestJet will hold a transition to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) information session on Friday, April 8, 2011, at 9 a.m. MDT (11 a.m. EDT) for financial analysts and investors. Robert Palmer, Vice-President, Controller, and Hugh Harley, Director, Investor Relations, will host the information session.

Effective January 1, 2011, WestJet will begin reporting its financial results in accordance with IFRS and is releasing 2010 comparative figures, re-stated in accordance with IFRS on April 7, 2011.

The conference call will be available in Toronto by calling 647-427-7450 and across Canada through the toll-free telephone number 1-888-231-8191. The call and presentation slides will also be accessible through an Internet webcast via the Media and Investor Relations section of

A recording of the call will be available until April 15, 2011, in Toronto by calling 416-849-0833 and across Canada by calling the toll-free number 1-800-642-1687 (password 52485601). The webcast and presentation slides will be archived in the Media and Investor Relations section of for 90 days following the call.

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WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 94 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 41 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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