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WestJet Converts Two 737-600 Purchase Options into Firm Deliveries

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CALGARY - WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced its Board of Directors has approved the purchase of two additional Boeing Next-Generation 737-600 aircraft by converting two purchase options with Boeing into firm deliveries. The 737-600 aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in August 2006.

WestJet is scheduled to receive 10 737-600 deliveries and one 737-700 delivery in 2006. The airline has deferred purchase options with Boeing for four additional 737 aircraft originally scheduled for delivery in 2006 until 2007. WestJet has one remaining Next-Generation 737 purchase option available through Boeing for delivery in 2006.

WestJet's aircraft to be delivered in 2006 are eligible for financing support from the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

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