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WestJet clarifies that no alliance agreement was signed with Delta Air Lines

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CALGARY, April 26 /CNW/ - WestJet clarified comments made by Delta Air Lines in Delta's first quarter conference call that an alliance agreement between Delta and WestJet had been reached. WestJet has not signed an alliance agreement with Delta, but a commercial relationship could occur in the future. The only recently signed agreement between Delta Air Lines and WestJet provided WestJet with the option to acquire slots at LaGuardia Airport in New York City; this agreement is still subject to U.S. regulatory approval.

Caution regarding forward-looking statements

This disclosure contains forward-looking statements relating to a possible future strategic relationship with Delta. These forward-looking statements are based on WestJet's current assumptions and beliefs. However, these forward-looking statements are subject to, and may be affected by, numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond WestJet's control. WestJet's results may differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to these differences include, but are not limited to: changes in consumer demand, failure to obtain regulatory approval, inability to reach mutually acceptable agreements between the carriers, inability to implement contractual agreements, general economic conditions, the competitive environment and other factors described in WestJet's public reports and filings, which are available on WestJet's profile at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements are subject to change, and WestJet does not undertake to update, correct or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 68-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into the corporate culture hall of fame after being named one of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 88 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 47 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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