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.
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.