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2014-05-29 16:20:46

WestJet Chairman honoured at Calgary gala CALGARY, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today celebrates Clive Beddoe, WestJet Chairman of the Board of Directors, as he is inducted to Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame. "Clive Beddoe, as one of the founders of WestJet Airlines, has become an icon of the Western Canadian can-do spirit," said Gregg Saretsky, President and CEO, WestJet. "Aviation is a tough industry, and Clive has become an example of what success looks like amid all the...

2014-04-16 08:21:28

Airline, tour operator get top scores in the 2013 Harris Poll Canada EquiTrend(®) Study CALGARY, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced that WestJet Airlines and WestJet Vacations received the highest equity scores among airline and vacation package supplier brands included in the 2013 Harris Poll Canada EquiTrend(®) Study. This is the third consecutive year WestJet has received top marks and the second for WestJet Vacations in its category, introduced in 2012....

2011-02-28 08:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas and CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and WestJet Airlines announced today they have entered into a comprehensive codeshare agreement, providing customers with more choices and greater connectivity when travelling between the United States and Canada. The codeshare relationship, which is subject to regulatory approvals, will allow American to place its AA* code on WestJet flights, and WestJet to place its WS* code on flights of American...

2010-10-19 16:08:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and WestJet Airlines announced today they have entered into an interline agreement. The interline agreement means American Airlines customers traveling to Canada and transferring to a WestJet flight can purchase a single ticket and check bags through to the final destination. The agreement provides American's customers seamless connecting service to 25 new Canadian cities not currently served by American or American Eagle....

2009-10-07 07:30:00

Seasoned airline executive brings 23 years of experience to role CALGARY, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - WestJet Airlines today announced the appointment of Gregg Saretsky to the position of Executive Vice-President, Operations, effective immediately. "Gregg has been a terrific addition to our team since joining in June 2009 as the Vice-President of WestJet Vacations," said WestJet President and CEO Sean Durfy. "His vast experience in Canada and in the United States provides WestJet with...

2008-12-26 18:26:00

Airline spent millions to ensure guests were home for Christmas CALGARY, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - WestJet Airlines today released information regarding the efforts made by its employees to get as many guests as possible home for Christmas during this historic and unprecedented holiday travel season. In total, WestJet has spent approximately $2 million in the past six days to care for guests stranded across the country. The most severe and widespread winter weather across Canada in...

2008-09-16 12:00:28

GuestLogix, a provider of on-board retail technology and solutions to the airline industry, has announced that WestJet Airlines has selected its Mobile Virtual Store solution for on-board sales on its domestic and international flights. The WestJet deal adds potentially another 15 million passenger trips annually to the GuestLogix platform which includes proprietary handheld point-of-sale (POS) devices and integrated software services. Operators pay for platform access on a...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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