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WestJet makes Flex even more flexible

Airline continues its initiatives targeting the business traveller

CALGARY, Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced changes to its Flex fare, eliminating domestic change and cancel fees for any travel booked in this fare bundle. This change is effective immediately.

"Maintaining our position as Canada's value leader is important to us and we continue to hone our fare bundles to provide our guests with increased value," said Debbie Keller, WestJet's Vice-President, Revenue Management, Pricing and Group Business. "Eliminating change and cancel fees domestically in our Flex bundle will especially benefit business travellers and their frequently changing schedules."

WestJet also recently announced significant schedule changes further targeting the business traveller.

"This winter we will have more daily flights than any other carrier from Vancouver-Calgary and Calgary-Toronto with 15 and 10 daily departures respectively," added Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "With this new schedule deployment, WestJet will have 186 connecting flight options from Calgary, 63 from Vancouver and 172 from Toronto. Make no mistake, WestJet is targeting the business traveller, eager to prove we have the schedules and flexibility which will meet their needs."

Along with no change fees for domestic bookings, guests travelling on a Flex fare enjoy benefits like first checked bag free and complimentary advance seat selection for regular seats.

Further information regarding WestJet's fare bundles can be found here. WestJet schedule information is available at westjet.com/winterschedule.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most trusted airline and one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook. Together with our regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. 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. 

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2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
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2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
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2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)

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