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’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.
Travelport today announced WestJet has signed up for its Rich Content and Branding solution. WestJet becomes the latest airline to take advantage of Travelport’s new offering, which is a key component of its’ industry-leading merchandising platform.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Bombardier Aerospace and WestJet have announced the delivery of the first of 20 Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners ordered by the airline. The aircraft will be operated by the new regional carrier, WestJet Encore and will serve multiple destinations, beginning in Western Canada in its first year of service.
Travelport and WestJet have announced the details of the early renewal of their long-term full content agreement. Through this agreement, WestJet’s content, fare families, and optional services will be available to Travelport-connected travel agents in Canada via Travelport Smartpoint App, Travelport Agencia and Travelport Universal Desktop.
WestJet has revealed the departure of Cam Kenyon, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Operations, effective July 20, 2013. Cam will be returning to Denver to be with his family.