Jeff Harris named Vice-President, WestJet Cargo

By WestJet | | 2 min read

Effective immediately, Jeff Harris will take on the permanent role of Vice-President, WestJet Cargo. Jeff had been serving in the interim position with great success and has been instrumental in leading the ongoing development of WestJet Cargo and expansion of its service offerings.  

“Since July 2021, Jeff has delivered upon ambitious milestones and core business objectives for WestJet Cargo,” said Charles Duncan, Executive Vice-President, WestJet Cargo. “I am thrilled to announce his permanent appointment to our industry-disrupting Cargo team; just as WestJet made air travel more affordable to the Canadian public, we look forward to doing the same for cargo clients through our successful growth and expansion.”

Jeff began his career at the airline in 2008 as Project Manager, Real Estate to assist with the decommissioning of WestJet’s seven leased properties and support the transition into what would become WestJet’s long-term home and Calgary campus, the Fred Ring Building. During his 13 years with the airline, he held various responsibilities within Corporate Real Estate and played a pivotal role in the design and construction of many of WestJet’s facilities, including the airline’s flagship Elevation Lounge, the operational control centre (OCC), the widebody hangar and Swoop headquarters.

Jeff Harris, Vice-President, WestJet Cargo Jeff Harris, Vice-President, WestJet Cargo

"I am proud to be leading and growing our diverse and talented cargo team as we accelerate towards providing competitive commercial cargo services to Canadians,” said Jeff Harris. “As we look to stimulate Canada’s economic recovery and disrupt the domestic cargo market, WestJet Cargo has an incredibly bright future ahead.”

WestJet previously announced the launch of a new dedicated cargo service using 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters to fulfill the larger-scale needs of Canadian businesses, freight forwarders. WestJet will continue to grow its cargo business as a more substantial division under the WestJet Group.