Since our first flight in 1996, we have strived to enrich the lives of everyone in WestJet’s world by providing safe, friendly and affordable air travel. Right from the start, WestJet put guests and people first and in doing so, we became one of Canada's most admired and respected corporate cultures. Today, flying to more than 100 destinations, WestJet stays true to its principles and continues to strive for the highest standards of service and success.
WestJet launches Swoop, Canada’s first ultra low-cost carrier.
168 aircraft 102 destinations
WestJet is the first Canadian airline to receive the new, fuel-efficient Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. This state-of-the-art engineering marvel is 14 per cent more fuel efficient than the 737 Next-Generation aircraft and is also the quietest bird in the fleet.
WestJet is named Canada’s most trusted airline by the Gustavson Brand Trust Index for a second time.
153 aircraft 100 destinations
WestJet inaugurates its first wide-body transatlantic flight to London Gatwick.
140 aircraft 98 destinations
The first of four wide-body Boeing 767 aircraft joins WestJet’s fleet.
122 aircraft 107 destinations
WestJet celebrates its first transatlantic flight by introducing seasonal non-stop service to Dublin, Ireland.
105 aircraft 87 destinations
WestJet Encore takes off, bringing affordable air travel to more people in more communities with 8 De Havilland Dash 8-400 (Q400) NextGen turboprop aircraft.
In December, WestJet unveiled a new magical plane, custom painted with a Walt Disney World Resort theme featuring Mickey Mouse in his role as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
100 aircraft 81 destinations
WestJet takes delivery of its 100th Boeing 737 Next Generation Aircraft.
97 aircraft 71 destinations
WestJet is listed among Canada's Top 100 Employers, is named one of Aon Hewitt's Best Employers in Canada and is named a JD Power Customer Service Champion.
91 aircraft 71 destinations
WestJet flight attendants are named best in industry for their friendly attitude and customer service in a survey done by air travelers.
86 aircraft 67 destinations
The growing airline opens the doors of its environmentally conscious, LEED-certified Calgary campus (gold level). The $100 million building is designed to provide a healthy, friendly and dynamic workplace for WestJetters – and is also home to one of Calgary's busiest Starbucks locations.
A Study conducted by Leger Marketing indicates WestJet is Canada’s preferred airline ranking 21st in the magazine’s annual corporate reputation survey.
Aerial view of the WestJet Calgary campus
76 aircraft 55 destinations
WestJet is named as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for the fourth year in a row.
70 aircraft 46 destinations
WestJet becomes the first North American airline to offer paperless boarding passes.
For the third year in a row, WestJet is named in the top ten of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
63 aircraft 35 destinations
WestJet expands to first international destination with service to Nassau in the Bahamas.
WestJet Vacations launches affordable, reliable and easy booking of vacation packages.
56 aircraft 33 destinations
WestJet retires its original 200-series 737s and celebrates with flights to its original five, gifts for local children's hospitals, and a “fly bye” of the YYC hangar. The retirement of the original fleet made WestJet one of North America's most modern airlines.
WestJet is named as one of Canada’s Top 25 respected Corporations for the third consecutive year
54 aircraft 32 destinations
WestJet introduces transborder service to several U.S. destinations including New York City, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa.
WestJet becomes the first airline in the world to implement Required Navigational Performance (RNP), a new onboard navigational system designed to mitigate possible disruption in service, especially in smaller market airports.
WestJet splits shares for the third time in five years.
44 aircraft 24 destinations
WestJet is named as one of Canada’s Top 25 respected Corporations for the first time.
35 aircraft 21 destinations
WestJet shares split three for two for the second time, while revenues increase 42 per cent.