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WestJet releases statement in response to federal decision

Pension decision should mark end of era for special treatment of Air Canada 
CALGARY, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today responded to the federal 
government's decision to extend Air Canada's pension funding arrangement. 
"While we recognize this has been a difficult decision for the government, we 
are disappointed with this announcement," said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet 
President and CEO. "We are supportive of a strong and competitive aviation 
industry in Canada. To that end, we trust this marks the end of special 
treatment for Air Canada as such treatment at the expense of other industry 
players has become too common. We look forward to working with the government 
to create a level playing field and an environment that supports a healthy 
industry that benefits the travelling public." 
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. 
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Media contact: Media Relations, 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS 
(1-888-954-6397),media@westjet.com 
SOURCE: WestJet 
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CO: WestJet
ST: Alberta
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-0- Mar/13/2013 15:52 GMT