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WestJet releases statement in response to federal decision

March 13, 2013

Pension decision should mark end of era for special treatment of Air
Canada

CALGARY, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ – WestJet today responded to the federal
government’s decision to extend Air Canada’s pension funding
arrangement.

“While we recognize this has been a difficult decision for the
government, we are disappointed with this announcement,” said Gregg
Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. “We are supportive of a strong and
competitive aviation industry in Canada. To that end, we trust this
marks the end of special treatment for Air Canada as such treatment at
the expense of other industry players has become too common. We look
forward to working with the government to create a level playing field
and an environment that supports a healthy industry that benefits the
travelling public.”

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada’s most preferred airline, offering scheduled service
to 85 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost
flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now
has more than 9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of
more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen
aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful
international airlines in the world.

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