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November 01, 2007 | General

CALGARY, Alberta. November 1, 2007. WestJet and Edmonton Airports today launched flow-through check-in at Edmonton International Airport. With flow-through check-in, guests keep their baggage with them after it is tagged and then they place it on a belt themselves. Guests move forward through the check-in counters then straight through to the baggage belt, creating less congestion than the traditional counter set-up.

“Edmonton International Airport is Canada’s fastest-growing airport and we are pleased to have partnered with WestJet to create an innovative and efficient check-in area,” said Reg Milley, CEO Edmonton Airports. “WestJet’s new $2.6-million flow-through check-in is a prime example of using new technology to optimize space and provide an improved passenger experience.”

“WestJet is thrilled to add Edmonton as our fourth destination to offer flow-through check-in for our guests,” said Mike Hafichuk, WestJet Director of Airports Planning. “We strive to offer our guests a friendly, efficient and stress-free experience from time of booking to final destination, and flow-through check-in is another option on WestJet’s growing list of innovative check-in choices.”

WestJet now offers guests the option of either checking in online through web check-in, on their PDA (personal digital assistant) using mobile check-in, at a self serve check-in kiosk at the airport, or by using a traditional counter or flow-through check-in. WestJet was also the first airline in North America to launch the electronic boarding pass which is accepted at all 26 WestJet Canadian destinations.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada’s leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service throughout its 38-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada’s most admired corporate culture in 2005 and 2006, WestJet pioneered low-cost high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of 68 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu on the majority of its fleet, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.

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