• WestJet introduces its Dreamliner to Vancouver

    Published on : Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Today, WestJet and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) announced WestJet’s newest aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner, is now operating five-times weekly between Vancouver and Toronto. Vancouver joins Calgary and Toronto as another domestic destination served by the airline’s award-winning aircraft. “The …

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  • WestJet concerned third-party charges undermining Canada’s economic recovery

    Published on : Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    WestJet today announced an increase to domestic traveller surcharges to account for NAV CANADA rate increases of almost 30 per cent starting September 1. WestJet is increasing the surcharge it charges for air traffic control services between $4 and $7 …

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  • WestJet to furlough 700 pilots this month

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    Canadian Airline WestJet has decided to lay-off 700 of its pilots in the midst of the struggle it is facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lay-off would be carried out across WestJet, WestJet Encore, and Swoop. All of …

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  • WestJet announces internal appointments to its Finance team

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    WestJet is pleased to announce the internal appointments of Sarah Walker to the role of Vice-President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Jennifer Bue to the role of Vice-President, Controller.   Reporting to Harry Taylor, WestJet EVP, Finance & Chief Financial …

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  • WestJet Names John Weatherill, Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances

    Published on : Saturday, February 15, 2020

    WestJet is pleased to announce the internal appointment of John Weatherill to the role of Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances effective today.     John Weatherill, WestJet Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership) Reporting …

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  • WestJet welcomes Billy Nolen as Vice-President, Safety, Security and Quality

    Published on : Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    WestJet today announced the appointment of Billy Nolen to the role of Vice-President, Safety, Security and Quality. Billy will join WestJet on February 24, 2020.   Reporting to Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO, Billy will be responsible for the strategic direction of …

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  • Calgary’s Hometown Airline Continues to Invest in Convenient and Unique Travel Options

    Published on : Monday, February 10, 2020

    Today, WestJet announced its summer schedule featuring more than 90 new flights from Calgary including new non-stop WestJet Link service to Dawson Creek, B.C.       “WestJet is focused on investing in Alberta to build and strengthen our Calgary hub,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial …

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  • WestJet Link to Offer the City’s Only Daily Non-Stop to Calgary

    Published on : Monday, February 10, 2020

    WestJet today announced that it will add new non-stop daily service between Dawson Creek, B.C., and Calgary on WestJet Link beginning April 26, 2020.       The year-round service will give guests from Dawson Creek the opportunity to travel conveniently for business and pleasure throughout …

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

    Published on : Friday, January 31, 2020

    WestJet today announced that Angela Avery will be joining the airline as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary starting February 17, 2020.   Reporting to Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO, Angela will be responsible for all aspects of WestJet’s legal …

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  • WestJet Statement on Boeing 737 MAX

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    Following Boeing’s announcement regarding the 737-MAX aircraft, WestJet today announced it will be updating its schedule to remove the aircraft through to June 24, 2020. Any affected guests will be proactively contacted once work is complete.     “We thank …

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  • WestJet strengthens Atlantic gateway with new Halifax-Manchester service

    Published on : Monday, January 20, 2020

    WestJet is forging another connection across the Atlantic into the United Kingdom with the announcement of new non-stop service between Halifax, N.S., and Manchester U.K. beginning June 5, 2020. This summer, WestJet will operate more than 300 seasonal departures from Halifax to London (Gatwick) and Glasgow, Scotland.   “WestJet is continuing …

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  • WestJet Drives Increased Domestic Tourism with New Flight Bridging Charlottetown and Calgary

    Published on : Saturday, January 18, 2020

    WestJet today is bridging new domestic connections between the east and the west with the introduction of new non-stop seasonal service between Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Calgary beginning June 25, 2020.     This summer WestJet will offer more than 67,000 …

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  • WestJet plane slides off runaway at Halifax airport

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    According to a WestJet statement, its flight from Toronto to Halifax, Canada, slid off a runway after landing Sunday morning.   However, there were no injuries among the 172 passengers and seven crew members aboard WestJet Flight 248 from Toronto …

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  • WestJet announces $100,000 commitment to help grow Indigenous Tourism across Canada

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada has significantly increased its wingspan after a $100,000, over three years, commitment with WestJet was announced today, during the International Indigenous Tourism Association Conference in Kelowna, Syilx Territory, BC (IITC).   “From launching Indigenous itineraries with WestJet this …

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  • WestJetters Come Together to Build Five More Homes for Families in Dominican Republic

    Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Today, 48 WestJetters are back in Canada after returning from the Dominican Republic for WestJet’s ninth humanitarian trip with WestJet Live Different Builds. The team spent 11 days building five homes for families in the local community of La Union …

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  • Vancouver, livin’ the Dreamliner this summer with WestJet

    Published on : Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    WestJet today announced daily 787 Dreamliner service between Vancouver and London, Gatwick giving the airline’s guests on the West Coast and across the Atlantic the opportunity to experience WestJet’s new Business, Premium and Economy cabins. Service starts April 26, 2020.   “As we receive our next …

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  • WestJet Dreamin’ more Dreamliner in 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    WestJet today announced its guests in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto will benefit from more domestic and transatlantic 787-9 Dreamliner service for summer 2020, giving the airline’s guests more opportunity to experience WestJet’s new Business Premium and Economy cabins on the state-of-the-art aircraft.   “As we …

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  • WestJet wins top honours for marketing at 2019 Airline Strategy Awards

    Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    WestJet has been awarded top honours for marketing at the 2019 Airline Strategy Awards in London, England.   “We’re proud to celebrate the WestJet brand and what it stands for on this global stage as we continue to strive for …

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  • WestJet gives Canadians more options for travel savings with the new WestJet RBC Mastercard‡ companion voucher

    Published on : Saturday, July 13, 2019

    WestJet today announced the introduction of its new annual round-trip companion voucher on the WestJet RBC Mastercard.   The new voucher is applicable for travel within WestJet’s Canadian network for $199 CAD (plus taxes, fees and charges)•.   “By extending significant and …

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  • Calgary, Soak up Some Dominican Sun This winter

    Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    WestJet will operate a nonstop overnight flight between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)*. The weekly service will be operated on WestJet’s Boeing 767 that includes the airline’s updated Premium and Economy cabin service. Premium is …

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