WestJet Becomes New UATP Merchant

By: via PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WestJet, Calgary, is the latest airline to choose UATP to address the needs of its corporate travelers. WestJet now accepts all UATP corporate cards including online at www.westjet.com.

WestJet, one of the most profitable airlines in North America, has set its vision to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world by 2016.   WestJet will utilize a multi-channel strategy, concentrating on guest experience, revenue and growth, costs and very importantly people and culture.  The four pillars build the strategic plan for long-term success. 

"Accepting UATP will help WestJet to offer more options for corporate travellers, allowing them to deliver their great guest experience to our UATP cardholders," said Ralph Kaiser, CEO and president, UATP.  "Airlines are listening to customers and building UATP into successful business strategies."

Begun in 1996, WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-fare airline offering scheduled service to 71 destinations in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. In 15 years, WestJet grew from three aircraft, five destinations and 220 employees to 97 aircraft, 71 destinations and more than 8,500 WestJetters.

UATP is the low cost payment network privately owned by the world's airlines. For more information, visit uatp.com or www.westjet.com.

About UATP
UATP accounts are accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®. UATP accounts are issued by: Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); American Airlines; Austrian Airlines ; China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd; Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines Ltd; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL PK); United Airlines (NYSE: UAL); and US Airways (NYSE: LCC).

AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for: British Airways (LSE: IAG); Continental Airlines (NYSE: UAL); and Lufthansa German Airlines.

UATP Corporate Communications
Wendy Ward, wward@uatp.com  
+1 202 626 4077 


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