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WestJet Reveals Dreamliner Cabin Interior

May 9, 2018 by Lori Smith

WestJet has unveiled its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner cabin interior, including its first-ever business class.  The carrier has firm orders of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, the first of which will arrive in early 2019. The carrier also has an


WestJet Encore Wins Bombardier Reliability Award

April 26, 2018 by Lori Smith

WestJet Encore has been named a winner in the Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s 2017 Airline Reliability Performance Awards, a program that recognizes operators of Bombardier’s Q-Series turboprops and CRJ regional jets that have achieved at least 99 per cent dispatch reliability


WestJet Connecting Western Canada and Mexico City

March 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

WestJet has added to its roster of flights connecting Canada and Mexico. On March 14, the carrier launched a new service between Calgary and Mexico City. On March 15, it began service from Vancouver to Mexico City. “WestJet is proud


WestJet Expands Service to Europe

February 1, 2018 by Lori Smith

WestJet is increasing its service between Atlantic Canada and Europe, adding daily direct flights from Halifax to Paris and London, U.K., to its 2018 summer schedule. The flights, which will operate between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Charles de Gaulle


MMB Canada Builds Support in Western Canada

November 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

In late October, representatives from Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMB Canada) visited Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary to connect with business events industry executives and continue building support for the pan-association coalition. The coalition, which advocates on behalf of the business


WestJet Adds to Vancouver-Vancouver Island Service

November 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet has announced that it will being operating daily, year-round service from Nanaimo Airport and Comox Valley Airport to Vancouver International Airport on WestJet Encore. “WestJet is looking forward to providing Nanaimo and Comox with improved connectivity into the broader


WestJet Launches Montreal-Boston Service

October 24, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet has begun service between Montréal Trudeau International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport. The inaugural flight between the two east coast destinations took place on October 15, 2017. The service will operate twice daily, departing Montreal at 7:15 a.m.


WestJet Introduces Hamilton-Las Vegas Service

October 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet will begin non-stop service between John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, effective December 29, 2017. “As Hamilton International’s largest airline, as well as the carrier with the most international flights into Las


WestJet Unveils First Boeing 737 MAX 8

October 12, 2017 by Lori Smith

 WestJet has officially unveiled its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, one of 50 scheduled for delivery in the next four years. The unveiling took place Wednesday, October 11th in Calgary. The aircraft is expected to officially enter service on


WestJet Adding Year-Round Service to Mexico City

October 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet will being flying to year-round from Calgary and Vancouver to Mexico City in 2018. Starting March 14, the carrier will begin service with four weekly flights between Calgary and Mexico City. On March 15,  a three-time weekly service between


Name and Logo of WestJet's ULCC Revealed

September 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet has revealed that its new ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) in Canada will be called Swoop, and it will begin selling flights in early 2018. “The name Swoop denotes exactly what we plan to do,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet executive vice-president,


WestJet and Hong Kong Airlines Announce Code-Share

September 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

Building on an existing interline agreement put in place earlier this year, WestJet and Hong Kong Airlines have entered into a code-share agreement which sees Hong Kong Airlines placing its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights. Hong Kong Airlines’ daily