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WestJet announces a July load factor of 79.7 per cent

Aug. 11, 2008, Calgary- WestJet  has announced July traffic statistics with a load factor of 79.7 per cent, capacity measured in available seat miles of 1.558 billion and revenue passenger miles of 1.242 billion.
       


August 11, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Aug. 11, 2008, Calgary- WestJet  has announced July traffic statistics
with a load factor of 79.7 per cent, capacity measured in available seat miles
of 1.558 billion and revenue passenger miles of 1.242 billion.
       
"Given our substantial growth in capacity, we are pleased with our strong
load factor," commented Sean Durfy, WestJet President and CEO. "As Canada's
favourite airline, we continue to pick up more domestic capacity share month
over month and now have 37 per cent of the domestic capacity. This July we had
more than 100,000 additional guests flying with us than we did a year ago;
this is in large part due to our great guest experience and high-value
business model.
       
"The recent introduction of pre-reserved seat selection as a new service
has already proven to be successful. We are confident in our ability to offer
guests enhanced services without compromising our value-inclusive fares. We
are proud that our business model allows us to continue to offer our guests
two free checked bags, free call centre bookings, free snacks and free seat
selection when checking in on the web within 24 hours of their flight."