WestJet and Icelandair have launched a new interline agreement opening up the skies for passengers connecting between the Americas and more than 20 Icelandair destinations throughout Europe.
Boeing and WestJet celebrated the 100th Next-Generation 737 to join the Calgary-based airline’s fleet Friday. WestJet began in 1996 with three Boeing 737-200s serving five cities and has grown into Canada’s largest low-fare airline serving 81 destinations across Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.
Delta Air Lines and WestJet have announced a code-sharing agreement on flights within the United States and Canada, further expanding the partnership between the two carriers. The code-share flights are available for purchase now for service beginning January 23rd, 2012.
Canadian airline WestJet has announced it is actively considering the launch of a new short-haul, regional airline as early as 2013 using a fleet of approximately 40 smaller, turboprop aircraft. The decision will bring the carrier into direct competition with fierce rival Air Canada.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and WestJet have operated their first code share flights in a code share agreement between the two airlines which will allow KLM to market and distribute WestJet operated flights under KLM flight numbers. This will enhance the travel possibilities for our customers, giving them access to 30 domestic Canadian routes.
WestJet Airlines has requested permission to contribute to a Competition Bureau investigation into a joint venture between Air Canada and United Continental Holdings. The Canadian low-cost carrier argues the deal could hurt its ability to compete on flights to the United States
WestJet welcomed the announcement of the new, Open Skies-type agreement between Canada and Brazil.
American Airlines and WestJet Airlines have launched a comprehensive codeshare agreement
American Airlines and WestJet Airlines have entered into a comprehensive codeshare agreement designed to offer greater connectivity to passengers travelling between the United States and Canada.The codeshare relationship – which remains subject to regulatory approval - will allow American to place its AA code on WestJet flights, and WestJet to place its WS code on flights of American Airlines and American Eagle.
WestJet Airlines has confirmed it will pay its first dividend to shareholders as the Canadian airline sketched a positive outlook for its next quarter. Calgary-based WestJet confirmed it would pay a quarterly dividend of five Canadian cents per share and reinstated its share buy-back program.
WestJet Airlines has secured its first interline agreement with a US-based partner, linking up with American Airlines. The deal means customers travelling to Canada and transferring to WestJet flights can purchase a single ticket and check bags through to their final destination, as the Calgary-based carrier seeks to expand its presence in the recovering US market.
Demand for transborder travel has prompted a marked improvement in the financial performance of both WestJet and Air Canada. While the national flag-carrier remained in the red for the second quarter, WestJet – which has remained profitable throughout the recession – recorded a net profit of C$21 million.