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Bob Cummings to return to the WestJet Group as President of Swoop

The WestJet Group today announced the return of Bob Cummings to the airline’s Executive Leadership Team as President of Swoop Continue Reading
Bob Cummings to return to the WestJet Group as President of Swoop

WestJet Cargo’s first Boeing 737-800 Converted Freighter lands in Calgary

Aircraft on lease from BBAM Limited Partnership (BBAM) Continue Reading
WestJet Cargo, B737-800BCF arrives in Calgary

Jeff Harris named Vice-President, WestJet Cargo

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. Continue Reading
Jeff Harris, WestJet, Vice-President, WestJet Cargo

WestJet announces Kirsten de Bruijn as Executive Vice-President, Cargo

De Bruijn will join WestJet’s executive leadership team later this month, following a successful immigration process. Continue Reading
Kirsten de Bruijn, WestJet, Executive Vice-President, Cargo

WestJet to fly highest number of guests since March 2020

Sunday marks busiest day for airline since pre-pandemic Continue Reading
WestJet to fly highest number of guests since March 2020

Introducing WestJet-X: Affordable spaceflights

WestJet’s newest destination is out of this world. Continue Reading
WestJet - X, Alexis von Hoensbroech, CEO

WestJet re-introduces itself to London with a Canadian twist on time-honoured British tradition

As international travel and tourism resumes, WestJet is re-introducing itself to London in a creative way with Hightea by WestJet, a delicious Canadian twist on a time-honoured British tradition. Continue Reading
WestJet re-introduces itself to London with a Canadian twist on time-honoured British tradition

Meet 2021 President’s Award winner, Carla Ellis-Whelan

Nine-year WestJetter, Carla Ellis-Whelan, Team Lead, Reservation Support Desk, Contact Centre is one of 16 President’s Award winners who demonstrates that WestJet’s challenger brand and commitment to caring from the heart are not mutually exclusive in her world. Continue Reading
Carla Ellis-Whelan, Team Lead, Reservation Support Desk, Contact Centre

WestJet Cargo and the GTA Group announce partnership expansion

WestJet Cargo and the GTA Group today announced a long-term partnership that will support the expansion and growth of domestic cargo opportunities for both businesses. Continue Reading
WestJet Cargo Boeing 737-800NG in partnership with GTA

Suzanne Foraie, WestJet’s first woman Chief Pilot

We sat down with Suzanne to ask her a few questions about how her love for the skies came to be, her goals for the future and why she would encourage women to pursue a career in aviation. Continue Reading
Suzanne Foraie, WestJet, Chief Pilot, Line Operations

Encouraging women to pursue a career in aviation

In recognition of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week (WOAW) we asked the women of WestJet one question… Continue Reading
Women of Aviation Week 2022

WestJet Group to acquire Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines

Combination strengthens both companies following impact of pandemic, unlocking exciting opportunities for WestJet and Sunwing employees as part of a vibrant national airline and delivering greater value and more sun destinations for Canadians. Continue Reading
WestJet Group to acquire Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines

The WestJet Group announces the appointment of Álex Cruz to its Board of Directors

The WestJet Group is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Alex Cruz to its Board of Directors Continue Reading
The WestJet Group announces the appointment of Álex Cruz to its Board of Directors

Alexis von Hoensbroech begins role as CEO WestJet

The WestJet Group today announced that Alexis von Hoensbroech has officially started his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Continue Reading
Alexis von Hoensbroech, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Meet 2021 President’s Award winner, Nicole Maclean

Nicole Maclean, Manager of People Systems, is one of 16, 2021 President’s Award winners who consistently demonstrates that upholding WestJet’s challenger brand is achieved by proactively working together to win. Continue Reading
Nicole Maclean, Manager of People Systems

WestJet Advises Public of Increase in Reported Cases of Paid Online Advertisement Scams

WestJet is advising the public of an increasing number of reported cases related to paid online advertisements using the WestJet name Continue Reading
WestJet Advises Public of Increase in Reported Cases of Paid Online Advertisement Scams

Meet 2021 President’s Award winner, Shaunna Rendell

Caring from the heart, while difficult to define on paper is easily recognizable in 13-year WestJetter, Shaunna Rendell, Guest Service Manager at Edmonton Airport who is one of 16, President’s Award winners from 2021. Continue Reading
Shaunna Rendell, Guest Service Manager, Edmonton International Airport

Safety Above All: Why WestJet was named one of the safest airlines in the world

For the second year in a row, WestJet has been named among the top 10 safest low-cost airlines as rated by AirlineRatings.com. Want to learn more about what goes into making WestJet one of the safest airlines in the world? Here are just some of the ways we’re putting Safety Above All. Continue Reading
Safety Above All: Why WestJet was named one of the safest airlines in the world

Welcome to the WestJet Elevation Lounge

WestJet is proud to reveal its flagship lounge – the WestJet Elevation Lounge. Boasting more than 9,300 square feet of premium space with panoramic views and Canadian-inspired details, the WestJet Elevation Lounge blends contemporary design with refined mountain living inspired by Canada's diverse landscape. The flagship space was designed in collaboration with global architecture and design firm Gensler to carefully consider the needs and safety of guests and frequent travellers. Continue Reading
Welcome to the WestJet Elevation Lounge

WestJet becomes first national carrier in Canada to voluntarily provide refunds to original form of payment

The WestJet Group of Companies today announced it will begin providing refunds to original form of payment to guests. Continue Reading
787 aircraft in flight

WestJet announces organizational changes to secure its future

Today, WestJet announced organizational changes that will see the company consolidate call centre activity in Alberta, contract out airport operations in all domestic airports outside of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto, and strategically restructure its office and management staff. Continue Reading
WestJet’s 767 Aircraft

WestJet to be Acquired by Onex

WestJet Airlines Ltd. ("WestJet")(TSX: WJA) announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement that provides for its acquisition in an all-cash transaction. Continue Reading
Onex (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

Changes to Canada’s Testing Entry Requirements

Video observation for rapid antigen self-testing now available through airline’s partnership with AZOVA Continue Reading
Changes to Canada’s Testing Entry Requirements

WestJet further extends schedule reductions by 20 per cent through March

Avoidable network reductions highlight need for urgent reopening timeline from government; outdated travel restrictions causing unnecessary damage to Canada’s economic recovery Continue Reading
WestJet further extends schedule reductions by 20 per cent through March

WestJet extends schedule reductions through to February 28, 2022

Airline to reduce February capacity by 20 per cent Continue Reading
WestJet extends schedule reductions through to February 28, 2022

Pre-travel Testing – what’s it all about?

Last week, WestJet was proud to be part of the announcement with the Governments of Alberta and Canada on the arrival of government-approved COVID-19 testing at our home and largest hub, Calgary International Airport. Continue Reading
Pre-travel Testing – what’s it all about?

Preparing our COVID testing Pilot for Takeoff

When we set out on our pilot, we did so with two objectives in mind: testing the tests and testing the process. Continue Reading
Preparing our COVID testing Pilot for Takeoff

Refunds - It's about time

Through the efforts of thousands of WestJetters, we are confident that we can now begin providing refunds proactively. We are the first national airline in Canada to do so. Continue Reading
Refunds - It's about time

WestJet applauds Alberta-based quarantine trial

WestJet today welcomed the announcement of a COVID-19 testing trial by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta. Together, the governments announced the launch of a new pilot program at the YYC Calgary International Airport to safely test a reduced quarantine period, while protecting Canadians from COVID-19. Continue Reading
WestJet applauds Alberta-based quarantine trial

WestJet pulls back from Atlantic Canada

WestJet announced it will be indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown, while significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John's. The suspension eliminates more than 100 flights weekly or almost 80 percent of seat capacity from the Atlantic region starting November 2 and also suspends operations to Quebec City, with the removal of Toronto service. Continue Reading
787 aircraft in flight

YVR and WestJet select UBC as research partner for COVID-19 testing pilot

Under the partnership, the parties will work together to design and implement a research study to test and pilot real-time COVID-19 testing at the airport. Continue Reading
YVR and WestJet select UBC as research partner for COVID-19 testing pilot

WestJet enhances no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance offering with U.S. coverage

WestJet is introducing no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance coverage for eligible guests booking travel to, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and European destinations including the United Kingdom. Continue Reading
Beach and ocean

WestJet concerned third-party charges undermining Canada's economic recovery

WestJet today announced an increase to domestic traveller surcharges to account for NAV CANADA rate increases of almost 30 per cent. Continue Reading
WestJet concerned third-party charges undermining Canada’s economic recovery

A new pilot taking flight

WestJet and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are embarking on a new pilot project that will incorporate COVID-19 testing for WestJet guests on select departing flights out of YVR. Continue Reading
Ed and Tamara standing in front of the windows in the YVR boarding lounge with WestJet aircraft on the tarmac

WestJet reinforces commitment to safety with zero-tolerance mask policy

The WestJet Group has announced multiple safety updates including the potential for denied travel and a one-year WestJet Group travel ban for those who fail to comply with the airlines' mask regulation. Continue Reading
WestJet reinforces commitment to safety with zero-tolerance mask policy

Joint comment on Transport Canada's Flight Plan for navigating COVID-19

Canada’s two largest airlines and two largest airports welcomed Transport Canada’s long-awaited Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19 as a major step forward in restarting Canada’s air travel industry by confirming the country’s biosafety standards. Continue Reading
WestJet’s 767 Aircraft

WestJet concludes repatriation flight program with Global Affairs Canada

WestJet today is signifying the conclusion of its repatriation flight program in collaboration with the Government of Canada. Continue Reading
Man and woman flight attendants with Canadian flag behind them

WestJet, safety above all

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic we have been taking many extra steps to ensure the safety of our guests and our crew and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Continue Reading
Billy Nolen, WestJets Vice-President, Safety, Security and Quality standing in front of aircraft

WestJet Cargo – Connecting what’s needed

WestJet is helping keep critical domestic supply chain lines open during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help meet the needs of Canadians, WestJet continues to fly scheduled cargo operations to its 23 domestic cargo bases. Continue Reading
WestJet Cargo – Connecting what’s needed

WestJet statement on operations and network from Ed Sims, President and CEO

Today, Prime Minister Trudeau made an explicit declaration to all Canadians abroad that it is time to come home. Based on this statement and the recommendations to Canadians to control the spread of the coronavirus. Continue Reading
WestJet statement on operations and network from Ed Sims, President and CEO

WestJetter’s vision brings meaningful hockey donation to Cat Lake First Nation

WestJet, Mikinakoos Children’s Fund and North Star Air partner to support donation of 667lbs of hockey equipment to remote fly-in only community Continue Reading
WestJetter’s vision brings meaningful hockey donation to Cat Lake First Nation

WestJetters volunteer with GlobalMedic in support of Ukraine

On Wednesday, March 30, more than 30 WestJetters came together alongside GlobalMedic in Toronto to build and pack Emergency Food Kits to support those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Continue Reading
WestJetters volunteer with GlobalMedic in support of Ukraine

A match made in the skies

At WestJet, care is at the core of everything we do and in some unique circumstances, this means playing match maker. In celebration of love and Valentine’s Day, a special WestJet guest is sharing her love story that took off on the runway, 16 years ago. Continue Reading
Jenn and Chris, Engagement, 2011

WestJet named official airline sponsor for ITAC’s 2022 National Indigenous Tourism Conference

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has announced WestJet as the official airline sponsor of this year’s National Indigenous Tourism Conference (NITC). Continue Reading
Building Back Better, NITC, ITAC

WestJet partners with Compugen to participate in Green4Good program

Repurposing of airline’s IT assets results in significant donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada. Continue Reading
WestJet partners with Compugen to participate in Green4Good program

Spreading holiday cheer with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

To say that 2020 has been a challenging year, is an understatement. Despite – or perhaps because of – all of the challenges, we knew how important it was for us to spread joy. Continue Reading
Spreading holiday cheer with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

WestJet Christmas Miracle: the season to give

WestJet aircraft and delivery vehicles took to the skies and the roads as WestJetters set out close to home to safely deliver items and care packages for charitable partners, community organizations and healthcare facilities. WestJetters donning Blue Santa hats and following local safety protocols, delivered blankets, personal protective equipment and food to shelters, hot meals to front line workers and gifts to seniors and children to spread the holiday spirit. Continue Reading
WestJet Christmas Hangar

WestJet and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada unite to share kindness

Today, WestJet and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada together are celebrating World Kindness Day through WestJet Connections: Share kindness. Continue Reading
WestJet and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada unite to share kindness

WestJet announces $100,000 commitment to help grow Indigenous Tourism across Canada

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada has significantly increased its wingspan after a $100,000, over three years, commitment. Continue Reading
WestJet announces $100,000 commitment to help grow Indigenous Tourism across Canada

The WestJet Group welcomes Canada’s removal of pre-departure testing

The announcement marks a significant sign of recovery for the industry and allows Canadians to return to travel with certainty. Continue Reading
The WestJet Group welcomes Canada’s removal of pre-departure testing for fully vaccinated travellers

Standing with Ukraine – A message from Alexis von Hoensbroech, WestJet CEO

The WestJet Group announces $25,000 donation and additional measures to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Continue Reading
WestJet, Boeing 737 MAX, "Stand with Ukraine" decal

The WestJet Group responds to Canada’s easing of travel and border measures

The WestJet Group welcomes today’s announcement from the federal government outlining changes to Canada’s border measures and travel policies. The WestJet Group will continue to advocate, based on science and data, for the removal of all measures impacting fully-vaccinated travellers. Continue Reading
 The WestJet Group responds to Canada’s easing of travel and border measures

WestJet Group of Companies reacts to this afternoon's statement from Transport Minister Marc Garneau

We will evaluate this afternoon's statement from the Government of Canada and will await greater clarity on what support for the aviation sector might include. Continue Reading
WestJet Group of Companies reacts to this afternoon's statement from Transport Minister Marc Garneau

WestJet statement on flight 652

Since April 2020, Transport Canada has required all travellers over the age of two to wear a proper face covering on board the aircraft. As always, we remain committed to the highest safety standard. Continue Reading
WestJet statement on flight 652

Our statement on seat distancing

As we continue to manage through the ongoing effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that our guests and media may have some questions regarding our reintroduction of the middle seat for sale. WestJet is a highly safety sensitive organization in one of the most carefully regulated industries and every decision we make has the safety of our guests and WestJetters at the forefront. Continue Reading
Empty seats displaying the interior of aircraft

WestJet service update: Manitoba winter storm

Due to a major winter storm warning targeting southern Manitoba, WestJet has proactively cancelled all scheduled flights operating to and from Winnipeg and Brandon on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Continue Reading
WestJet service update: Manitoba winter storm

New YYC domestic check-in

Our flagship hub moves to a new check-in home. Continue Reading
New YYC domestic check-in

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