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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....

2014-04-11 12:20:20

Get on your way, too, with non-stop flights from Calgary CALGARY, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet is tickled peach to announce Penticton, B.C., as its newest destination. Non-stop service between Penticton and Calgary takes off October 26, 2014, on board WestJet Encore's Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, so "wine-not" take advantage of WestJet's low introductory fares available now on westjet.com. In addition to the great selection of Canadian wines and vineyards in the area,...

2014-04-03 08:20:46

Airline achieves its second-highest ever first quarter load factor CALGARY, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced March 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 84.0 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 3.9 per cent year-over-year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.6 per cent over the same period. The airline flew 4.8 million guests in the first quarter, a year-over-year increase of 7.0 per cent or...

2014-04-01 04:20:09

Concerned about guest confusion, airline changes schedule display system CALGARY, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it is changing the way it displays its flight schedule, switching from its current system of "a.m." and "p.m." to metric time effective immediately. "This has long been a source of confusion for a number of our guests," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President, Communications and Community Relations. "Some are used to the traditional 'a.m.' and...

2014-03-27 08:23:08

WestJet Encore fleet to reach 25 aircraft by end of 2015 CALGARY, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced it has converted five of its 25 options to firm orders for Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2015. The first of the five will arrive in June 2015. With the conversion of these options, WestJet will have a fleet of 25 Q400s by the end of 2015. The airline has further options for 20 more Bombardier Q400 NextGen...

2014-03-21 12:20:19

Airline does not use telemarketers and is not making fraudulent calls CALGARY, March 21, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today issued another warning to Canadians to avoid sharing their credit card numbers and other private information with fraudsters posing as WestJet or WestJet Vacations. "This phone scam and other, similar versions continue to be a source of great frustration for our guests as well as for us," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President, Communications and Community...

2014-03-11 12:21:06

-- Aeromexico and WestJet continue to work together to offer connectivity between Mexico and Canada. MEXICO CITY, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announced that they have increased their cooperation with Canadian airline WestJet, providing passengers with added connectivity to more destinations in Mexico and Canada with more competitive fares. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130315/MX77534LOGO Connectivity has been improved to offer more...

2014-03-07 20:20:10

Airline celebrates contributions on eve of International Women's Day CALGARY, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - On the eve of International Women's Day, WestJet celebrates the contribution of women to the aviation industry in Canada and around the world. This weekend marks both International Women's Day and the launch of The Sky's No Limit - Girls Fly Too!, the largest event for women in aviation in Canada, at the Langley Regional Airport in Langley, B.C. The interactive event...

2014-03-07 08:20:18

Airline achieves its second-highest February load factor CALGARY, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced February 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 84.6 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 7.3 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 9.2 per cent over the same period. The airline flew 1.5 million guests in February, a year-over-year increase of 8.0 per cent or approximately 114,000...

2014-03-06 12:20:30

WestJet announces new daily service between Toronto and Phoenix CALGARY, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Sun seekers and desert lovers rejoice. WestJet today announced new daily, non-stop service between Toronto and Phoenix beginning October 26, 2014. Same-day connections are also available to and from Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, and Moncton, New Brunswick. Golfers, shoppers and cactus aficionados now have non-stop access to the non-stop sunshine that Phoenix enjoys for more than 85 per...