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2014-10-07 16:20:57

Airline expands on long-term partnership CALGARY, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it has entered into a code-share agreement with China Airlines (CI), allowing the carrier to begin marketing and selling WestJet-operated flights. Code-share designations will be available on select WestJet flights from Vancouver and Los Angeles. Bookings can be made through China Airlines or a travel agency. "We are very excited to announce a code-share partnership with WestJet's...

2014-10-06 08:21:37

Airline increases quarterly traffic by 6.8 per cent year over year and achieves its third highest load factor for a third quarter CALGARY, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced September 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 75.9 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 6.0 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.8 per cent over the same period. The airline flew an all-time record 5.2...

2014-10-03 08:20:39

WestJet announces service to the United Kingdom CALGARY, Oct. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced Glasgow, United Kingdom, as its newest European destination. Daily non-stop flights from Halifax begin May 29, 2015, with direct (same-aircraft) service from Toronto, operated on one of the airline's Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 series aircraft. Highlights of the new service include: -- New daily non-stop seasonal flights between Halifax and Glasgow...

2014-10-02 12:21:28

MoneySense magazine ranks airline travel card as best in Canada for second consecutive year CALGARY, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard is once again Canada's best travel rewards card, according to an annual review and ranking of credit cards in the September 2014 issue of MoneySense magazine. The MoneySense credit card ranking examined more than 200 credit cards based on consumer goals and spending patterns. Overall value is determined based on...

2014-09-29 12:21:16

DALLAS, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- AirVault today announced that WestJet has licensed and implemented the AirVault Mx Records Management Solution to provide it with a new, web-based aircraft maintenance record management system. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140927/148751 Pursuing their vision to be one of the five most successful airlines in the world, WestJet needed an innovative, cloud-computing method to provide paper-less management of their...

2014-09-29 08:30:35

'Reach for the Sky' contest aims to increase awareness on a growing public health issue in Canada KIRKLAND, QC, Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Serious allergies are on the rise and to raise awareness of anaphylaxis, Pfizer Canada, Canadian distributor of EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors, and WestJet are launching a social media contest called Reach for the Sky, offering Canadians with severe food allergies, or those at risk of anaphylaxis, the chance to win a WestJet Vacations package...

2014-09-26 12:20:59

LONDON, September 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Passenger experience specialists representing 33 long-haul and regional airlines from around the world will meet in Seattle for the annual Passenger Experience Conference and Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, which take place at the Washington State Convention Center. The conference is being staged on October 14, while the Expo - the only dedicated aircraft interiors exhibition in the Americas - runs October 14 through 16. US...

2014-09-18 20:20:27

Airline upholds commitment to lower Econo sale fares CALGARY, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced a seat sale effective today through September 22, 2014, on flights and vacation packages for travel to select destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean until December 10, 2014*. "We remain dedicated to being Canada's low-fare leader and this seat sale supports our commitment to providing a full range of fares and corresponding value from Econo through...

2014-09-15 08:21:02

Airline also introduces price-drop guarantee and WestJet Rewards tiers to provide guests even more value CALGARY, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will charge a $25 fee for a first checked bag on Econo fares for travel within Canada and between Canada and the U.S. The new fee will only apply to bookings made today onward, for travel on or after October 29, 2014. Guests flying to any of WestJet's international destinations including Mexico, the Caribbean, Central...

2014-09-11 08:20:46

CALGARY, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer Vito Culmone will be presenting at the CIBC 13(th) Annual Eastern Institutional Investor Conference on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Time: 6:10 a.m. PDT / 7:10 a.m. MDT / 9:10 a.m. EDT Location: Montréal, QC The CIBC 13th Annual Eastern...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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