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WestJet to set new single-day record tomorrow

décembre 22, 2011   |  

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good flight

CALGARY, Dec. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will fly 52,397 guests tomorrow, setting a new single-day record for the airline. The previous record, set on June 30 heading into the Canada Day long weekend, saw 51,752 guests fly across the airline's network.

"It is truly an honour for us to bring so many families and friends together at this special time of year," said Bob Cummings, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "On behalf of more than 8,500 WestJetters, we would like to wish our guests a safe and happy holiday season, and thank them for choosing to fly with us."

On average, WestJet flies approximately 40,000 guests on 425 flights per day. Because tomorrow will be the busiest travel day of the year, guests are advised to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to their flight.

To reduce line-ups and save time, WestJet offers four convenient check-in options:

  • Web check-in is available at westjet.com. Guests can check in from 24 hours to 60 minutes before scheduled departure.
  • Mobile check-in allows guests to check in with a cell phone from 24 hours to 60 minutes before scheduled departure.
  • Self-serve check-in kiosks are available at most Canadian and U.S. airports in WestJet's network from 24 hours to 60 minutes before scheduled departure. Select serve-serve kiosks also offer self-serve bag-tagging, allowing guests to print and attach their bag tags as part of their check-in process.
  • Traditional counter check-in is available in all airports. Our friendly WestJetters are always happy to greet guests and help them on their way.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 70-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. Named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, WestJet offers increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of 97 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 38 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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For further information:

Media contact:
Robert Palmer, Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: media@westjet.com.