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WestJet welcomes Angela Avery as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

January 31, 2020



CALGARYJan. 30, 2020 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced that Angela Avery will be joining the airline as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary starting February 17, 2020.

WestJet welcomes Angela Avery as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

Reporting to Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO, Angela will be responsible for all aspects of WestJet’s legal and compliance functions. In addition, she will play an important role in working with WestJet’s Board of Directors, Onex and other key stakeholders.

“Angela is a highly skilled leader with comprehensive legal experience who will help WestJet fulfill our global strategy,” said Ed Sims. “We welcome Angela at a crucial time and look forward to her guidance on some of our most important projects. We are fortunate to have her join our talented team.”

“I am very excited to join WestJet at this critical juncture,” said Angela Avery. “WestJet’s journey is something I have watched and admired since 1996 and I look forward to working with the team, regulators and others to help ensure WestJet’s success at home and on a global scale.”

Angela has extensive transactional, regulatory and compliance background and brings more than 25 years of legal and business experience to WestJet. She joins WestJet from Athabasca Oil Corporation where she was General Counsel and Vice-President, Business Development. She previously held senior roles with ConocoPhillips and her international experience includes an appointment to the United Nations to litigate war reparations.

Angela is a member of the bar in Alberta and New York.

About WestJet

Together with WestJet’s regional airlines, WestJet Encore and WestJet Link, we offer scheduled service to more than 110 destinations in North AmericaCentral America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 250 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers’ favourite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers’ favourite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America. The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

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Recent recognition includes:
2019 Swoop – Start-up Airline of the Year (CAPA 2019 Aviation Awards for Excellence)
2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Number-One Ranked Canadian Airline Loyalty Program in Member Engagement (Bond Brand Loyalty)
2019/2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018/2017 Winner Among Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 North America’s Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017/2016 Canada’s Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)

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