WestJet introduces everyday low pricing

Jun 17, 2010, 17:00 ET from WestJet

Airline offers more value 365 days a year, eliminating the need to wait for fare sales

CALGARY, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - WestJet today introduced new everyday value fares with an enhanced pricing structure that reduces the volatility that has been present in the airline industry by providing lower fares across their entire schedule (330 days ahead of departure). Guests can purchase with confidence when they're ready to book rather than have to wait for a seat sale to get a low price.

In addition, WestJet has taken the extraordinary step of reducing its full price fares by an average of 25 per cent for all flights across its entire 68-city North American and Caribbean network.

"Since the launch of our airline in 1996, WestJet has been the leader in driving prices down and providing value to millions of Canadians," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "This move today reasserts our value leadership position to our guests.

"Feedback from our guests shows that they are frustrated at the unpredictability of fares with seat sales only available up to a few months in advance," continued Hugh Dunleavy. "WestJet is listening and has responded by providing guests the opportunity to book great prices across the entire schedule.

"As part of this new strategy, fares at the higher end of the spectrum will be reduced," concluded Hugh Dunleavy. "For those guests who, for one reason or another, have to travel at the last minute or at peak travel times like Christmas, we've significantly reduced those fares to make them more affordable. This is what our WestJet care-antee is all about - offering great low prices and high value, and most of all, always caring for our guests."

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 68-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. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 88 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 47 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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