Oct. 10, 2008, Calgary - WestJet has released their September traffic
statistics, announcing a load factor of 75.5 per cent. This was
accompanied by an increase in revenue passenger miles of 11.0 per cent
and growth in capacity, measured in available seat miles, of 15.8 per
cent. Over the month, 46,573 more guests were flown compared to
"Our September results cap off a third quarter of substantial growth,"
commented Sean Durfy, WestJet President and CEO. "WestJet flew 295,030
more guests in the third quarter. It is very encouraging to see a
continually increasing number of guests flying with us, indicating we
are on track with our strategic objectives. These results are a
testament to our strategy, business model, and most importantly, our
"Our recently introduced advertising campaign highlights the added
value we offer our guests through free services other airlines charge
for and through our exceptional guest experience. Our decision to
eliminate the fuel surcharge demonstrates our commitment to providing
guests with the best value."