Good News for WestJet Passengers: Normal Operation

WestJet Adds Five New Boeing 737 MAX 8 Jets to Fleet

WestJet is working to resume normal operations as quickly and efficiently as possible while ensuring safety. Guests are encouraged to continue checking the status of their flights before departing for the airport.

With respect to WestJet’s request for arbitration, the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) has advised that it will require additional time and submissions from both parties before making a decision on whether or not collective bargaining for our first agreement should be resolved by arbitration.

In the meantime, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) has rescinded its strike notice, with both parties agreeing to return to the bargaining table to continue working towards a resolution.

“We recognize the impact the initial cancellations had on our guests and our people, and we sincerely appreciate their patience and understanding during this time,” said Diederik Pen, President of WestJet Airlines and Group Chief Operating Officer. “In returning to the bargaining table, we are committed to finding a resolution to avoid further disruption to our operations.”

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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