Tag: WestJet airlines

WestJet ULCC Swoop Makes Inaugural Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet ULCC subsidiary Swoop took to the skies  with an early-morning inaugural flight from Hamilton to Abbotsford, marking the next major development in what is an expanding Canadian low-cost airline scene. The carrier’s other initial route links Hamilton to Halifax. On June 25, Edmonton and Winnipeg will be added to the network, and the airline […]

Low-Cost Air Carriers Spreading Wings Over the Atlantic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Low-cost air carriers are spreading their wings across the Atlantic, much to the chagrin of the major airlines now forced to serve new destinations and cut fares. Transatlantic flights operated by Norwegian Air, Iceland’s Wow air, Canada’s WestJet and Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc have multiplied in recent years as jet fuel has grown cheaper. Frequently […]

WestJet: It’s Weathering Weak Economy, Posts $87.6 Million Profit in Q1

Reading Time: 1 minute CALGARY – WestJet Airlines Ltd. says the fundamentals of its business remain strong despite the impact of economic weakness in Alberta, the airline’s home base. The Calgary-based company  says it had an $87.6 million profit, or 71 cents per share, in the first quarter. Revenue was $1.03 billion, including $145.2 million from additional fees and […]