Tag: WestJet

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 […]

WestJet to Purchase Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Reading Time: 2 minutes WestJet announced today a definitive purchase agreement with The Boeing Company for up to 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. This agreement includes commitments for 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft to be delivered between the first quarter of 2019 and December 2021, with options for an additional 10 aircraft to be delivered between 2020 and 2024. The […]

WestJet Intents to Launch Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet has announced its intention to launch a new, ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) in Canada subject to agreement with its pilots and any required regulatory approvals. Service is expected to start in late 2017 with an initial fleet of 10 high-density Boeing 737-800s designed by the airline that first brought low-cost air travel to Canada in […]

WestJet To Launch 100+ Weekly Flights From Montreal

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet announced today that it will be taking its service in Quebec to new heights, with the addition of 105 weekly flights from Montreal and Quebec City. According to the Calgary-based, the expansion would represent a 74 per cent increase. “The people in Quebec have traditionally been served by a legacy carrier and WestJet believes […]

Christmas in Aviation with Joy and Cheer

Reading Time: 1 minute Right before Christmas, Aviation Voice is willing to present you several aviation related Christmas commercials. Every single video is full of the festive spirit which gives hope to everyone, even to those who doubt about the power of Christmas magic. HEATHROW AIRPORT Christmas is a special time of year to remember those who are close to your heart! […]

WestJet Flight Forced to Land in Thunder Bay Following a Threat

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet says one of its flights had to be diverted Wednesday night following a threat. The airline says flight WS142 from Vancouver to Ottawa was forced to land at Thunder Bay just before 11 p.m. after receiving a “non-specific and non-credible” threat. “At the request of Transport Canada, #WS142 diverted to Thunder Bay, where it […]

Bombardier Continues its Domination of the North American Turboprop Market

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Calgary-based WestJet Encore Ltd. has signed a firm order for nine Q400 turboprops. The transaction is a conversion of options booked by the airline’s parent company WestJet and will increase WestJet Encore’s fleet to 45 Q400 aircraft. Based on the list price for the Q400 aircraft, the transaction is […]