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WestJet.(NORTH AMERICA Report)(WestJet Airlines Ltd. financial news)(Financial report)(Brief article)

WestJet reported first-quarter net income of C$52.5 million ($53.1 million), up 75.9% over C$29.9 million earned in the year-ago quarter, on a 27.3% boost in revenue to C$599.3 million. President and CEO Sean Durfy credited the LCC's strategy of shifting a portion of its capacity to expand its US sun destination services during the winter for the period's result, as well as the strong Canadian economy and the strength of the Canadian loony as contributing factors. …

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