WestJet Announces Entry into Wide-Body Service

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. “This is […]

WestJet Receives Flight Attendant Exemption to Compete with U.S. and International Carriers

WestJet today confirmed it has received an exemption from Transport Canada to the requirement for one flight attendant for every 40 passengers on board. The exemption, which is effective immediately, allows for one flight attendant for every 50 seats on board the aircraft. “We are pleased that Transport Canada has granted this exemption,” said Gregg Saretsky, […]

WestJet Reports Record Net Earnings of $91 Million, up 33 Percent

WestJet today announced its first quarter results for 2013. The airline reported record net earnings of $91.1 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, up from the net earnings of $68.3 million, or $0.49 per diluted share reported in the first quarter of 2012. These results mark WestJet’s 32nd consecutive quarter of profitability. Based on the trailing […]

WestJet Expands Codeshare Agreement with American Airlines

WestJet has announced it will begin code-sharing on American Airlines flights to 16 new cities beyond Dallas-Fort Worth in conjunction with WestJet’s new, non-stop service between Calgary and Dallas-Fort Worth launching April 29, 2013. WestJet and American Airlines together will provide three round-trip flights per day between the two cities. The WestJet code has now been […]