Taxes and fees

Curious about the fees that are added to your fare? WestJet collects two types of fees:

Fees included in your flight pricing:

WestJet collects fees on behalf of airport authorities and various government agencies. These fees are broken down on the right hand side of the screen during your booking and are also included in your email itinerary after purchasing.

Fees collected at the airport*:

Some governments or airport authorities charge a departure tax which is not included in the flight pricing paid to WestJet. Guests are required to pay this after passing through check-in and before going through security for the following locations:
Costa Rica (Liberia and San José) - Nationals of Costa Rica and non-residents $29 USD
Costa Rica (Liberia and San José) - Alien residents of Costa Rica $46 USD
Costa Rica (Liberia and San José) - Transit
(guests continuing within 12 hours)
no charge

*Rates are subject to change due to legislation and exchange fluctuations.

WestJet endeavours to manage this information however fees may change.

Mexican tourist tax exemption

  • If your itinerary includes travel between Canada and Mexico, and you are a Mexican citizen (holding a Mexican passport), or a resident of Mexico (permanent or temporary) holding a Mexican visa, you may be entitled to a refund of the Mexico Tourism Tax (UK tax code) included in the price of your ticket. All refund claims must be processed before travel commences. Please call us at 1-888-WESTJET.
  • If you believe you are entitled to a refund of this tax, please call 1-888-WESTJET to process your booking and provide the information required to confirm your qualification.