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WestJet and Air France launch enhanced partnership

Agreement adds 15 Canadian routes; easy access to Air France's global network 
CALGARY/PARIS, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet and Air France today announced 
they have entered into a code-share agreement enabling Air France to offer its 
customers 10 new Canadian destinations operated by WestJet. 
The "AF" code is now on select WestJet flights connecting from Toronto to 
Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Quebec City, 
Saint-John's, Moncton and Halifax. Winnipeg and Calgary flights also bear the 
French carrier's code for both Toronto and Montreal connections to Air 
France's direct flights to Paris. 
Reservations for travel from March 12 can now be booked online via the 
airline's website at airfrance.ca, via its booking centre at 1-800-667-2747 or 
through a travel agency. 
This is the ninth code-share agreement for WestJet which, additionally, has 
twenty-one interline relationships. 
"WestJet and Air France have had an interline arrangement since July 2009 and 
we are very pleased to see this evolve to a code-share," said Chris Avery, 
Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "With 
an extensive worldwide network, Air France is one of the world's premier 
airlines. We look forward to welcoming Air France's code-share guests on board 
our WestJet flights." He added, "We remain committed to bringing top-quality 
airlines on board as part of our airline partnership strategy. The success of 
this strategy has contributed to WestJet's strong results." 
"With this enhanced partnership we are delighted to offer at the same time a 
larger choice of Canadian destinations to our customers flying from Europe, 
Asia and Africa-Middle East to Canada and excellent connections to Air France 
global network to Canadian customers," says Dominique Patry, Vice-President, 
International Affairs and Alliances. 
About WestJet 
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 85 
destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by 
an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. 
Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,000 
WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing 
Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to 
be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world. 
Connect with WestJet on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westjet
Follow WestJet on Twitter at www.twitter.com/westjet
Subscribe to WestJet on YouTube at www.youtube.com/westjet 
About Air France 
AIR FRANCE operates 1,500 daily flights in France, Europe and worldwide with 
its three regional subsidiaries. Its fleet comprises 364 aircraft in 
operation. Since 2004, AIR FRANCE and KLM have formed one of the leading 
European air transport groups. In 2011, AIR FRANCE and KLM carried 77.5 
million passengers. The two airlines currently offer their customers access to 
a network covering 230 destinations in 113 countries from their hubs at 
Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. AIR FRANCE and KLM and their 
partners Delta and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture 
with more than 250 daily flights. This summer, Air France will operate 3 daily 
flights between Paris and Montreal as well as a daily flight between Paris and 
Toronto. Air France will also operate two dailybus services between 
Ottawaand Montreal-Trudeau. 
Internet: corporate.airfrance.com
Twitter: @AFNewsroom 
Media contact Media Relations, telephone:1-888-WJ 4 NEWS (1-888-954-6397), 
email:media@westjet.com. 
SOURCE: WestJet 
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CO: WestJet
ST: Alberta
NI: AIR LEI LEI  
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