Tag: WestJet

WestJet Dreamliner: Refreshed on-board experience and elevated amenities

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 21:05

Following the successful launch of WestJet's Dreamliners from Calgary to London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin, guests travelling across WestJet's global network can now experience the airline's elevated amenities and on-board ... Read More

WestJet – buy business, get gold

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 19:34

"Buy Business, get Gold" giving guests the opportunity to become a WestJet Rewards Gold member before they fly until February 29, 2020 with the booking of a round-trip Business cabin ... Read More

WestJet’s Flight Light: Kids watch their parents journey in real-time

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 19:56

Airline's innovative nightlight lets business travellers and frequent fliers share their travel journey with their families. As WestJet's network continues to grow globally so do the needs of guests who ... Read More

WestJet launches nonstop Calgary-Dublin service with 787 Dreamliner

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 19:50

With the departure of flight WS6, WestJet becomes the only airline operating a nonstop route between Calgary and Dublin. The airline's newest route provides historic access between Western Canada and ... Read More

Tourism Nova Scotia and WestJet Airlines launch London taxi campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 18:50

Tourism Nova Scotia announced a new London taxi campaign in partnership with Canadian airline WestJet. With a fleet of 14 branded taxis now on the road, the campaign will run ... Read More

Swoop: Cabin crew have right to choose their representation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 23:50

Swoop, a Canadian ultra low-cost airline owned by WestJet, today issued the following statement from President Steven Greenway regarding the application for certification by the Canadian Union of Public Employees ... Read More

WestJet expands European network with Barcelona flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2019 15:36

WestJet opened greater access to both Europe and Canada with its inaugural flight between Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ). The airline's new route is its first ... Read More

WestJet ratifies new agreement with WestJet Encore flight dispatchers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 22:40

WestJet announced that WestJet Encore flight dispatchers, represented by the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA), have successfully ratified a three-year agreement. This ratified agreement started May 22, 2019 and expires ... Read More

Maui & London: WestJet gives Calgary more Dreamliner

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 01:15

WestJet today revealed its winter 787-9 Dreamliner schedule, announcing the state-of-the-art aircraft will now fly between Calgary and Maui and will operate an additional day to London (Gatwick) this winter. ... Read More

WestJet continues Dreamliner momentum with launch of Calgary-Paris flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 20:01

With the departure of flight 10, WestJet today became the only airline to operate a nonstop route between Paris and Calgary . The airline's newest route, along with its codeshare ... Read More

Union: WestJet sale leaves frontline staff exposed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:12

Unifor will continue to stand up for frontline WestJet workers as the airline is sold to Onex Corporation, a takeover specialist with a long history of cost cutting and restructuring ... Read More

WestJet Airlines to be acquired by Onex

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 23:56

WestJet Airlines Ltd. announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement that provides for its acquisition in an all-cash transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Onex Corporation and ... Read More

WestJet and WestJet Encore flight dispatchers reach tentative agreements

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 23:30

WestJet today announced that tentative agreements have been reached between both WestJet and the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA) and WestJet Encore and CALDA. "We are pleased that fair and ... Read More

WestJet lands in Portland, Oregon

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 01:15

Building on WestJet's position as Calgary's largest air carrier, the airline began its new nonstop flight between Portland International Airport (PDX) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) today. The new flight ... Read More

WestJet and Air France deal gives passengers access to seven cities in France, Italy and Greece

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 16:55

WestJet today announced that guests now have convenient access from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to seven cities in France, Italy and Greece through an expansion to its codeshare ... Read More

WestJet suspends 2019 financial guidance over Boeing 737 MAX grounding

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 19:23

Today WestJet announced that following Transport Canada's safety notice closing Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until further notice, the Federal Aviation Administration's temporary grounding order and Boeing's decision ... Read More

Flights delays compounding due to Boeing 737 Max aircraft grounding

editor editor- March 14, 2019 21:03

Since the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max jets due to safety issues, spring break travelers are experiencing delays upon delays. Airlines and travel agents are busy trying to accommodate passengers ... Read More

Boeing 737 MAX 8: Who is grounding controversial plane and who is not?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 18:25

The list of the carriers that are grounding the controversial Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and the countries that are banning it from their airspace is growing. The United Kingdom ... Read More

Boeing 737 Max not safe? 2 Crashes, 62 airlines in danger?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 10:50

How safe is the brand new Boeing 737 Max 8? This a legitimate question to ask while search and rescue operations are in progress in Ethiopia after today's Ethiopian Airlines crash. Here ... Read More

WestJet launches inaugural flight between its Calgary hub and Atlanta

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 18:05

WestJet gas become the only airline connecting Calgarians non-stop to Atlanta, Ga. with its inaugural flight between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Atlanta is the ... Read More

Which brands rank high in travel loyalty?

editor editor- February 5, 2019 23:52

Consumer expectations increase annually on average by 25%. Which airlines, hotels, car rental companies, and credit card companies rank high on the loyalty scale? "Trust has become the connective tissue ... Read More

Record-setting year: Saint Lucia welcomes over 1.2 million visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 16:25

Saint Lucia has recorded its best performance ever in visitor arrivals, as it welcomed 1,218,294 visitors in 2018. That number represents a 10.2% increase over 2017, which was also a ... Read More

WestJet takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 19, 2019 17:15

Boeing delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline's global expansion. Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use ... Read More

Jamaica sees record tourist arrivals and earnings over Christmas

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018 15:25

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica saw record arrivals and earnings for the period December 21-24, 2018. Preliminary airport arrivals was 34,081, an increase of 12.8% over the ... Read More

WestJet sets new passenger record

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 22, 2018 01:30

As the busy holiday travel season continues, WestJet today set a new record for guests flown in a single day for the fourth time this year. The group, including WestJet, ... Read More

Bombardier delivers WestJet’s first Q400 NextGen airliner

editor editor- June 7, 2013 01:57

TORONTO, Canada - Bombardier Aerospace and WestJet today announced the delivery of the first of 20 Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners ordered by WestJet. Read More

WestJet reports record May traffic

editor editor- June 6, 2013 01:38

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced May 2013 traffic results with a load factor of 78.5%. Read More

WestJet earnings soar 33 percent

editor editor- May 9, 2013 08:47

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced its first quarter results for 2013. Read More

WestJet receives flight attendant exemption

editor editor- May 7, 2013 06:01

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today confirmed it has received an exemption from Transport Canada to the requirement for one flight attendant for every 40 passengers on board. Read More

WestJet begins service between DFW International Airport and Calgary, Alberta

editor editor- April 30, 2013 07:35

DFW AIRPORT, Texas - WestJet, the second-largest air carrier in Canada, launches daily nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport and Calgary, Alberta today, utilizing Boein Read More

WestJet reports record January load factor of 80.9 percent

editor editor- February 6, 2013 09:03

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced January 2013 traffic results with a record load factor of 80.9 per cent. Read More

WestJet sets new single-day traffic record

editor editor- December 22, 2012 08:26

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced it will fly 57,464 guests today, setting a new single-day record for guests traveling with the airline. Read More

WestJet re-commits to increase presence of women in leadership roles

editor editor- December 12, 2012 06:14

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced that it has signed the Catalyst Accord, a call to action for Canadian corporations to increase the overall proportion of FP500 board seats held ... Read More

Boeing, WestJet celebrate airline’s 100th Next-Generation 737

editor editor- December 8, 2012 07:26

CALGARY, Canada - Boeing and WestJet celebrated the 100th Next-Generation 737 to join the Calgary-based airline's fleet Friday. Read More

WestJet offers up the chance to mingle with Oprah

editor editor- December 5, 2012 04:16

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced Canadians can win a chance to see Oprah live in Calgary on January 22, 2013, courtesy of WestJet. Read More