Tag: WestJet

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner to WestJet

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline’s global expansion. Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner to profitably serve new international routes. The 787 Dreamliner – the fastest-selling widebody jet in history with about 1,400 orders […]

#AVGEEK: Enjoy Heart-Warming Reunions for Christmas

Reading Time: 1 minute In joyful anticipation of winter holidays, aviation, just like any other industry, is eagerly preparing for it. Would you agree that reunions of families and friends at the arrival hall of the airport are always heart-warming, especially during a festive Christmas period? Just look at WestJet Christmas Miracle this year: Or get inspired for this season […]

WestJet: Best Low-Cost Airline in North America

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet has been recognized as the Best Low-Cost Airline – The Americas for 2018 for the second year in a row by www.airlineratings.com. The website attracts more than 25 million visitors who rate more than 425 airlines around the globe on an annual basis. According to Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO, WestJet delivers exceptional and […]

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 […]

Delta and WestJet Agree to Form Joint Venture

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta Air Lines and WestJet have agreed to deepen their existing partnership by entering into a comprehensive transborder joint venture that will increase travel choices between the U.S. and Canada. The airlines have entered into a preliminary memorandum of understanding regarding their intention to deepen their existing partnership to form an commercial joint venture arrangement, […]

WestJet Named Best Low-Cost Airline – the Americas

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet announced it has been recognized as Best Low-Cost Airline – The Americas for 2018 by airlineratings.com. The website rates more than 425 airlines around the globe to determine its award winners. “It is an honour to be named Best Low-Cost Airline for the whole of North and South America,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive […]

WestJet Unveils Canada’s First Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes WestJet officially unveiled its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, one of 50 scheduled for delivery in the next four years. “We are proud to make history as the first Canadian airline to receive the Boeing 737 MAX,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “The MAX’s design updates, including Boeing’s Advanced Technology winglets and […]

WestJet Reports Record July Load Factor Of 85.6%

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet announced July 2017 traffic results with a load factor of 85.6 per cent, an increase of 0.4 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 6.8 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.4 per cent over the same period. The airline flew […]

WestJet Reports Second Quarter Net Earnings Of $48 Million

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet announced its second quarter results for 2017, with net earnings of $48.4 million, or $0.41 per fully diluted share, as compared with the net earnings of $36.7 million, or $0.30 per fully diluted share reported in the second quarter of 2016, up 32.0 per cent and 36.7 per cent, respectively. WestJet achieved its 49th […]

Watch How WestJet Lands Two Guinness World Records Titles

Reading Time: 3 minutes WestJet announced today it set two GUINNESSTM WORLD RECORDS titles when the airline built and illuminated a kilometer-wide prize wheel in the Utah desert as flight 1118 from Toronto, descended into Las Vegas. On board, one lucky guest received the Vegas trip-of-a-lifetime when their seat number appeared on the giant LED wheel. Watch how the […]