Who we are

Who we are

WestJet took to the skies in 1996 with just over 200 employees and three aircraft operating service to five destinations. Since then, WestJet has pioneered low-cost travel in Canada, cutting airfares in half, and increasing the flying population in Canada by more than 50 per cent. Today, more than 14,000 WestJetters support our nearly 200 aircraft, connecting guests globally to over 100 destinations across North America, Central America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.

WestJet Boeing MAX 8 aircraft flying over Calgary Canada

The WestJet Group

Our mission

As a major Canadian employer, WestJet Group is Canada’s leading low-cost airline and largest vacation provider with a united purpose of providing affordable travel to Canadians.

Our values

  • Care from the heart
  • Rise to the challenge
  • Work together to win
  • Act like an owner

About us

Our strategy

Our ambitious growth plan places our guests and WestJetters at the centre of everything we do and is creating a stronger and more resilient low-cost airline with a commitment to reliability and operational excellence.

Our history

WestJet was founded on the idea of improving air travel for Canadians. 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.

Career opportunities

WestJet has a proud legacy as a leading Canadian employer, and we are working to remain a top talent destination. Explore an exciting and rewarding career by learning more about current job opportunities.

Environmental sustainability

WestJet is committed to responsibly meeting air travel demand and remaining accountable as we grow. Learn about WestJet’s environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts.

Community Investment

Our business has grown since 1996, and so have our relationships within the communities we serve. Learn how we support charities and not-for-profit organizations.

Our aircraft

With almost 200 aircraft and growing, there’s a lot to know about our WestJet fleet. Explore details about the types of aircraft we fly, and how each one is taking our airline to new heights.

Our executive team

Get to know our senior leadership and the expertise they bring to guide us forward in pursuit and realization of our ambitious growth plans.

Our board of directors

Meet the team that helps guide our long-term business strategy and learn more about their extensive backgrounds across multiple industries.

Our suppliers

Are you a supplier interested in doing business with WestJet? Learn about our safety promise, supplier code of conduct, and how to contact us.

WestJet Cargo

We’re disrupting the air cargo industry in Canada by offering more choice, competitive prices, and the exemplary customer service synonymous with WestJet’s brand. Our four quick to load and fly 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCFs) support Canada’s national transportation supply chain through increased competition and capacity, while offering greater fuel efficiency, flexibility, and frequency.


Sunwing Vacations Group, the vacation division of the WestJet Group, comprised of the leading Canadian leisure tour operators Sunwing Vacations and WestJet Vacations, along with the growing United States tour operator Vacation Express, together with the Group’s own travel retail businesses SellOffVacations.com and Luxe Destination Weddings, together form the largest vacations brand in North America.

WestJet Rewards

Get the most out of travel with WestJet Rewards! Earn and redeem WestJet dollars like cash, enjoy airport lounge access and priority services, receive complimentary upgrades, and more. Learn all about our exciting loyalty program and unlock exclusive offers and other benefits.

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