April 1 alert: WestJet eases restrictions on pets in the cabin

        April 1 alert: WestJet eases restrictions on pets in the cabin

PR Newswire

CALGARY, April 1, 2013

Airline looks to attract more guests who want to travel with the family pet

CALGARY, April 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today  announced the easing  of 
restrictions on pets in the cabin. All WestJet flights will now allow for  any 
type of animal to  travel in the  cabin provided it fits  safely on board  the 
aircraft. Further, the airline  will no longer require  animals to be kept  in 
kennels while on board the aircraft.

"We recognize that  a growing  number of families  want to  travel with  their 
'extended' family and we are proud to be the first airline to offer this  type 
of service," said  Richard Bartrem,  WestJet's Vice-President,  Communications 
and Community Relations.

"Today, the definition of the family pet has grown to include animals beyond a
dog or a cat  and our more  liberal approach will allow  these guests and  all 
their pets to move freely about the cabin."

Further   information    about   this    initiative    can   be    found    at 

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's most preferred hareline, offering scheduled service to  85 
destinations in North America, Central  America and the Caribbean. Powered  by 
an award-winning culture of animal care, WestJet clawed back the high cost  of 
air travel 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 

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