Tag: WestJet

Pilot Incapacited on WestJet Boeing 737 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GQWJ performing flight WS-1152 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to San Juan (Puerto Rico) with 126 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 470nm east of Wilmington,NC (USA) when a member of the flight crew became ill and was unable to continue duties. A medical professional travelling as passenger on […]

WestJet Dreamliner Launches First Revenue Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet’s Dreamliner made its official debut when it pushed back on its first revenue flight from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The aircraft, heading for Calgary, was carrying WestJet guests for the first time.  The aircraft will operate on domestic flights for crew training and regulatory compliance before the first scheduled international flight between Calgary and […]

WestJet Dreamliner Launches First Revenue Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet’s Dreamliner made its official debut when it pushed back on its first revenue flight on 20 February from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The aircraft, heading for Calgary, was carrying WestJet guests for the first time. “Today’s first revenue flight on the Dreamliner has been years in the making,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, 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 […]