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WestJet receives three TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards

Airline once again named Best Airline in Canada

CALGARY, April 9, 2018 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it has again been recognized as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice winner – North America in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines. The airline was also named the Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America. WestJet remains the only airline in Canada to win TripAdvisor's Best Airline in Canada recognition.

TripAdvisor highlights the world's top carriers based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for airlines worldwide gathered over a 12-month period. WestJet received almost 7,000 guest reviews with a 4.04 average.

"To be named Best Airline in Canada by TripAdvisor two years in row is an incredible honour," said Tim Croyle, WestJet Interim Executive Vice-President, Commercial. "These three Travellers' Choice awards are tremendously significant as they are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public. I thank our 13,000 WestJetters for their dedication to providing guest care that is unmatched in Canadian airlines."

"We're thrilled to recognize the global TripAdvisor community's favourite airlines and shine a spotlight on the carriers around the world that provide the very best flying experiences, including WestJet," said Bryan Saltzburg, senior vice president and general manager for TripAdvisor Flights, "As the airline industry introduces new fare products and a widening array of in-flight offerings, consumers continue to seek out the carriers that deliver value and a quality experience. The Travellers' Choice awards for airlines recognize the carriers that exceed passenger expectations and receive top marks from travelers."

To read TripAdvisor traveller reviews and opinions WestJet, go to https://www.tripadvisor.com/Airline_Review-d8729186-Reviews-Cheap-Flights-WestJet

For all the 2018 Travellers' Choice award-winning airlines, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Airlines.

Travellers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.

About WestJet
Together with WestJet's 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 flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice winner – North America for 2017 and 2018 in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines. The airline was also named the Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.  

Recent recognition includes:
2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2017/2016 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)

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About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site*, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 600 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering approximately 7.5 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants -- TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that's right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world's largest travel community of 455 million average monthly unique visitors**, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

The subsidiaries and affiliates of TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) own and operate a portfolio of websites under 20 other travel media brands:

www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.citymaps.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.

* Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, October 2017

** Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2017

SOURCE WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership

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