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WestJet Reinstates Calgary-Paris Non-stop Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute WestJet has regained its position as the only airline to support a non-stop route between Calgary and Paris using its 787 Dreamliner. “We are thrilled to bring back this historic route between Calgary and Paris, reconnecting these two incredible cities and providing easy and unique travel opportunities throughout Europe for Western Canadians,” said John Weatherill, […]

Canada Returns Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian officials have reported they would fully lift the ban to operate Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Transport Canada said the aircraft would be permitted to fly if it meets the Airworthiness Directive’s safety criteria published in December. The Canadian Airworthiness Directive containing information about the changes required to be made to […]

Westjet Pilot Injured by Laser During Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Westjet Boeing 737-800, registration C-FZRM performing flight WS-1948 from St. John’s,NL (Canada) to Orlando, FL (USA), was descending through 10,000 feet towards Orlando’s International Airport, about to cross above the approach path for Orlando Sanford, when the aircraft was hit by a green laser causing injuries to one of the pilots. The aircraft continued […]

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 […]