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WestJet Announces Its Highest March Load Factor in History

WestJet announced a March load factor of 85.2 per cent - a record high for the month.


September 18, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

CALGARY, ALBERTA ( April 4, 2007) – WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced a March load factor of 85.2 per cent – a record high for the month. Results for March include an 18 per cent increase in available seat miles over March last year, demonstrating the airline's continued ability to add capacity and stimulate demand. WestJet's year-to-date load factor of 81.1 per cent marks a record first quarter, a significant achievement in a quarter where capacity increased 19% per cent.

Sean Durfy, WestJet President commented, "These results clearly establish WestJet as a national airline of choice. The past three months of record load factor indicate guests are choosing WestJet and that we are well positioned to successfully continue adding aircraft to our fleet. We have an additional five deliveries for new 737s confirmed before year-end, bringing our 2007 total to seven new aircraft.

"Our record first quarter traffic results show that our unique guest experience delivered by our WestJetters is meaningful for our guests. I would like to thank our people for their efforts throughout the first quarter."