July long weekend performance demonstrates airline’s summer readiness in action
Throughout the July long weekend, WestJet saw a record number of guests travelling across its network, with more than 70,000 on Friday, June 30, surpassing its 2019 guest levels for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. Accompanied by operational performance that has been in line with pre-pandemic levels, the airline’s first peak travel period of the summer demonstrated strong signs of the airline’s summer readiness plan in action.
As per flight statistics provided by Cirium, from June 30 to July 3, WestJet led major Canadian air carriers, completing more than 98 per cent of all scheduled flights, with close to 70 per cent of all scheduled and operated flights arriving within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival time. Additionally, throughout the month of June, WestJet’s completion was the fourth highest among major North American Carriers.
As the Canadian aviation industry returns to 2019 levels, WestJet continues to strive to deliver a safe, efficient, and reliable operation. As the summer travel months heat up, the airline has also made significant strides to improve baggage handling performance, seeing some of its best levels since 2021.