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 […]
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 […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Airline Services Handling, part of the Airline Services Group, has won a significant new contract from Canada’s WestJet, an Alberta-based airline, to provide ground handling services for their newly launched non-stop international flights from London’s Gatwick Airport to six Canadian cities, effective May 7th. WestJet, which is marking its 20th anniversary this year, is serving […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing is testing a new 737 Max aircraft at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport this week. The plane manufacturer began the low-altitude tests on the engine on Monday, according to airport operations manager Lionel Guilbert. The tests require a minimum 80-degree temperature. As long as weather is conducive to the tests, the aircraft will fly again […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes WestJet Airlines yesterday announced the appointment of Karen Sheriff, as an independent director, to its Board of Directors. The appointment is effective immediately and will bring the total number of Board members to thirteen. “We are pleased to welcome Karen to our Board,” commented WestJet’s Chair of the Board Clive Beddoe. “She will bring a […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute The newest custom-painted aircraft to join the WestJet fleet features Anna, Elsa and Olaf from the beloved Disney movie, Frozen. It is WestJet’s second custom aircraft in collaboration with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. WestJetters worked with Disney Artists to design this cool new livery which comes to life in this time-lapse video.