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WestJet announces new EVP and CIO

CALGARY, April 10, 2017 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced that Craig Maccubbin has been named Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer (CIO).

"Craig's range of experiences, expertise and background in low-cost airlines, IT and human resources makes him the perfect fit as we tackle an ongoing technology transformation at WestJet," said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. "For more than 20 years WestJet has been an industry leader in innovation and guest experience. As we continue our global growth, Craig's appointment reaffirms our commitment to providing the best technology solutions for our 22 million guests and more than 12,000 WestJetters. We look forward to having Craig on board."

Craig joins WestJet from Southwest Airlines, where he was most recently the Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he was responsible for leading Technology Operations, including all infrastructure and mobile platforms for the airline, while leading a team of 500 employees. During his 25-year career, Craig has held a number of leadership positions, including Chief Information Officer for organizations such as Spirit Airlines, LasVegas.com and Black Entertainment Television.

Craig will join WestJet in Calgary effective April 24, 2017 pending immigration approval.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most trusted airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. WestJet, and our regional airline, WestJet Encore, offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.  

Recent recognition includes:
2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for airlines)
2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)

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