Westjet News

WestJet resumes flights to Fort McMurray

WestJet resumes flights to Fort McMurray

12th Jun 2016 Airline News

WestJet will resume flying to Fort McMurray International Airport as the airport reopens for commercial operations for the first time since wildfires caused the suspension of scheduled flights on May 4, 2016.

Aeromexico, WestJet sign codeshare deal

Aeromexico, WestJet sign codeshare deal

14th Jan 2016 Airline News

Aeromexico and WestJet have signed a codeshare agreement. The new codeshare will give Aeromexico’s customers enhanced connecting service via Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to more than 10 Canadian destinations.

WestJet launches host of Canadian connections from Gatwick

WestJet launches host of Canadian connections from Gatwick

23rd Sep 2015 Airline News Tourism News

WestJet has announced new non-stop service from London Gatwick to six Canadian cities. From spring next year, customers can enjoy flying in style on board WestJet’s fleet of Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft to Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto. At the same time passengers can travel to St. John’s on WestJet’s Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 series.

Gatwick Airport welcomes WetstJet transatlantic flights

Gatwick Airport welcomes WetstJet transatlantic flights

18th Jun 2015 Airline News

Gatwick Airport and WestJet have announced they have reached an agreement and the airline will launch flights between London and Canada next year as the low-cost long haul revolution continues. This will further open up the market between North America and London and provide cost effective access to cities in Canada for British business and leisure travellers and will allow many Canadians new opportunities to visit Britain, all with WestJet’s low fares.

Westjet CFO steps down

Westjet CFO steps down

5th Apr 2015 Airline News

Westjet’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President, Finance, Vito Culmone, will be stepping down from his role on May 29, 2015. Vito will be joining another Calgary-based organization in a similar capacity.

Westjet adds services to Glasgow

Westjet adds services to Glasgow

4th Oct 2014 Airline News

WestJet has announced Glasgow as its newest European destination. Daily non-stop flights from Halifax begin May 29, 2015, with direct service from Toronto, operated on one of the airline’s Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 series aircraft.

WestJet announces entry into wide-body service

WestJet announces entry into wide-body service

9th Jul 2014 Press Release Airline News

WestJet Airlines today announced that it is moving forward with plans that would see the airline fly its own wide-body aircraft as early as fall 2015. The airline has received the support of the WestJet Pilot Association and its Board of Directors, and is currently in the advanced stages of sourcing wide-body aircraft.

WestJet spreads wings across Canada and beyond

WestJet spreads wings across Canada and beyond

22nd Jan 2014 Airline News

WestJet has confirmed its most comprehensive schedule release since the airline took to the skies in 1996. As part of the 2014 summer schedule, the airline is adding five new routes, increasing frequency on 20 existing routes across the network, while five seasonal routes move to year-round service.

Boeing signs $6.3bn deal with WestJet

Boeing signs $6.3bn deal with WestJet

7th Oct 2013 Airline News

Boeing and WestJet have announced they have completed an order for 65 737 MAX airplanes, fulfilling the carrier’s letter of intent to purchase the airplanes announced on August 29th. The order, valued at $6.3 billion at list prices, consists of 40 737 MAX 8s and 25 737 MAX 7s.

WestJet introduces Plus plan

WestJet introduces Plus plan

24th Aug 2013 Press Release Airline News

WestJet today announced the market launch of Plus, an important part of the airline’s fare bundle roll-out, offering additional flexibility, comfort and convenience to guests looking for more options.

WestJet, China Southern move to code-share

WestJet, China Southern move to code-share

7th Aug 2013 Press Release Airline News

WestJet today announced it has entered into a code-share agreement with China Southern Airlines (CZ). China Southern Airlines will now begin marketing and distributing WestJet-operated flights.