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  • Transat, WestJet named among Canada’s Best Employers

    Press Release CALGARY — Two of Canada’s most recognizable names in travel have once again been named by Forbes as among Canada’s Best Employers. Air Transat moved up an impressive 43 positions to rank eighth on the annual list. In Quebec, meanwhile, the company jumped 10 spots into third. “It’s a huge honour to be in the select club of Canada’s top 10 employers, and to reach the top three in Quebec,” said Christophe Hennebelle, Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate…

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  • Air Canada, WestJet remove Boeing 737 Max from operating schedule until June

    Press Release MONTREAL — Air Canada has removed the Boeing 737 Max from its operating schedule until June 30 following the manufacturer’s latest guidance about regulatory approval for the plane to fly again. It says the decision is based on operational considerations and is meant to provide customers with certainty around planning and booking travel. Air Canada has a fleet of 24 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, which it and other global carriers grounded last March following two fatal crashes of the aircraft. Boeing advised customers…

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  • WestJet drives increased domestic tourism with new flight bridging Charlottetown and Calgary

    Press Release: Airline announces a 35 percent increase in flights to YYG with new non-stop service connecting Prince Edward Island to Western Canada WestJet today is bridging new domestic connections between the east and the west with the introduction of new non-stop seasonal service between Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Calgary beginning June 25, 2020. “As the official airline of Destination Canada’s domestic tourism campaign, we are proud to invest in this historic new connection,” said Charles Duncan, WestJet Chief Strategy Officer. “Our partners in both P.E.I and Alberta are…

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  • WestJet adding Halifax-Manchester service

    Press Release: WestJet is adding a new connection across the Atlantic into the United Kingdom with non-stop service between Halifax, NS, and Manchester, UK, beginning June 5, 2020. In terms of its Atlantic gateway services, the airline will also operate more than 300 seasonal departures from Halifax to London (Gatwick) and Glasgow, Scotland. “WestJet is continuing to invest in our Atlantic gateway, connecting Nova Scotia to the world and the world to Nova Scotia in new ways,” said Charles Duncan,…

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  • Air Canada, WestJet push back return of Boeing 737 Max until early spring

    Press Release TORONTO — Canada’s two biggest airlines are keeping the grounded Boeing 737 Max off their flight schedules for at least the next two months in a move that could impact passengers already slated for spring getaways and cut down on flight options for travellers looking to book. Air Canada said it recently opted to push back the return of the Boeing jet through March 31. WestJet said it has pulled its 13 Max planes from the schedule until…

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  • WestJet most punctual airline in Canada, report says

    Press Release Air Canada placed 20th behind big U.S. carriers, British Airways and Air China WestJet Airlines Ltd. ranks as the most punctual airline in Canada, according to a travel data provider. And the Calgary-based carrier placed sixth among airlines in North America last year, OAG said in its annual report examining on-time performance. The report also lists WestJet at No. 15 among low-cost carriers worldwide, with 79 percent of its flights on-time. Air Canada squeaked into the punctuality league, placing 20th…

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  • WestJet Launches Toronto-Roatan Weekly Service

    Press Release WestJet launched its new weekly Toronto-Roatan route Sunday. The new service will depart Toronto on Sundays at 9;30am arriving at 1:11 pm and depart Roatan Sundays at 1:10om, arriving in Toronto at 7:27 pm. “In the last five years, there has been a 60 percent increase in the number of Canadians travelling to Roatán,” said Alexander Leon, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Embassy for Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua. “Tourism is one of the sectors that most directly and positively…

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  • WestJet Dreamliner takes off for Maui

    WestJet’s 787 Dreamliner will carry guests for the first time between Calgary and Maui providing Hawaii-loving travellers the opportunity to experience WestJet’s state-of-the-art aircraft and award-winning guest experience while flying over the Pacific.

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  • WestJet’s flagship lounge in Calgary

    Press Release WestJet today announced that work has begun on its first proprietary flagship lounge at the Calgary International Airport (YYC). As the airline with the most departures, destinations and seats from Calgary, the construction of the lounge underscores WestJet’s ongoing commitment to growing its premium presence and guest experience. “As WestJet continues its accelerated journey to becoming a global network carrier our new flagship lounge in Calgary will give top-tier WestJet Rewards members, Business cabin guests and select partner…

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  • WestJet Wins Top Honours for Marketing at 2019 Airline Strategy Awards

    Press Release WestJet has been awarded top honours for marketing at the 2019 Airline Strategy Awards in London, England. “We’re proud management team that has demonstrated excellence in any aspect of airline marketing over the past year. This includes excellence and innovation in areas including, but not restricted to, marketing strategy, new product development, branding, digital marketing, advertising and promotion, customer relationship management, ancillary revenue generation, sales, and distribution. The recognition focused on evidence of a focused and differentiated marketing…

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