WestJet

A WestJet Airlines aircraft taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WestJet to cancel 15% of flights due to COVID-19 related staff shortages

WestJet to cancel 15% of flights due to COVID-19 related staff shortages

 

FILE - A worker carrying a disinfectant sprayer walks past a WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after cleaning another plane at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The Calgary-based airline says it will now be able market flights operated by KLM, which it says means WestJet travellers will be able to easily transfer through Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to 18 European cities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Air Transat and WestJet sign codeshare deal for transatlantic travel

Agreement is expected to be implemented early next year

 

A worker carrying a disinfectant sprayer walks past a WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after cleaning another plane at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The Calgary-based airline says it will now be able market flights operated by KLM, which it says means WestJet travellers will be able to easily transfer through Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to 18 European cities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WestJet signs code share agreement with Dutch airline KLM

Builds on the airline’s new non-stop service between Calgary and Amsterdam

A worker carrying a disinfectant sprayer walks past a WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after cleaning another plane at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The Calgary-based airline says it will now be able market flights operated by KLM, which it says means WestJet travellers will be able to easily transfer through Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to 18 European cities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A worker carrying a disinfectant sprayer walks past a WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after cleaning another plane at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WestJet wraps talks with federal government, not seeking aid

WestJet wraps talks with federal government, not seeking aid

A worker carrying a disinfectant sprayer walks past a WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after cleaning another plane at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
WestJet president and CEO Ed Sims addresses the airline's annual meeting in Calgary on May 7, 2019. WestJet says CEO Ed Sims will retire at the end of this year. The airline says Sims will remain as president and chief executive, as well as a member of the WestJet Group board of directors until December. It says that moving forward he will continue in a senior advisory role with Onex Partners focused on aerospace and aviation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

WestJet CEO Ed Sims to retire at the end of the year

WestJet CEO Ed Sims to retire at the end of the year

WestJet president and CEO Ed Sims addresses the airline's annual meeting in Calgary on May 7, 2019. WestJet says CEO Ed Sims will retire at the end of this year. The airline says Sims will remain as president and chief executive, as well as a member of the WestJet Group board of directors until December. It says that moving forward he will continue in a senior advisory role with Onex Partners focused on aerospace and aviation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A ground worker wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 unloads lobsters from a WestJet Airlines flight at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

More than 500 WestJet employees unionize in Calgary and Vancouver

More than 500 WestJet employees unionize in Calgary and Vancouver

A ground worker wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 unloads lobsters from a WestJet Airlines flight at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
WestJet president and CEO Ed Sims addresses the airline's annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

WestJet CEO Ed Sims finds Air Canada aid package ‘bittersweet’ as talks drag on

WestJet CEO Ed Sims finds Air Canada aid package ‘bittersweet’ as talks drag on

WestJet president and CEO Ed Sims addresses the airline's annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Grounded WestJet Boeing 737 Max aircrafts are shown at the airline’s facilities in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. WestJet says it will extend its temporary suspension of international sun flights to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean until June 4. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

WestJet extends temporary suspension of international sun flights until June

Customers with affected itineraries will be notified of cancellations

Grounded WestJet Boeing 737 Max aircrafts are shown at the airline’s facilities in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. WestJet says it will extend its temporary suspension of international sun flights to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean until June 4. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A worker carrying a disinfectant sprayer walks past a WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after cleaning another plane at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A worker carrying a disinfectant sprayer walks past a WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after cleaning another plane at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A worker carrying a disinfectant sprayer walks past a WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after cleaning another plane at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WestJet to lay off undisclosed number of pilots amid labour negotiations

Layoff notices to go out ahead of the expiration of a memorandum of agreement

A worker carrying a disinfectant sprayer walks past a WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after cleaning another plane at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A worker carrying a disinfectant sprayer walks past a WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after cleaning another plane at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WestJet to lay off undisclosed number of pilots amid labour negotiations

WestJet to lay off undisclosed number of pilots amid labour negotiations

A worker carrying a disinfectant sprayer walks past a WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft, after cleaning another plane at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A WestJet flight from Calgary arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. on Monday, July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

WestJet puts 1,000 workers on leave, citing government’s ‘incoherent’ policy

WestJet puts 1,000 workers on leave, citing government’s ‘incoherent’ policy

A WestJet flight from Calgary arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. on Monday, July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Grounded WestJet Boeing 737 Max aircraft are shown at the airline's facilities in Calgary, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. WestJet says it plans to resume flying its fleet of 737 MAX aircraft, pending approval by Transport Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

WestJet plans resumption of 737 Max flights, pending Transport Canada approval

WestJet plans resumption of 737 Max flights, pending Transport Canada approval

Grounded WestJet Boeing 737 Max aircraft are shown at the airline's facilities in Calgary, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. WestJet says it plans to resume flying its fleet of 737 MAX aircraft, pending approval by Transport Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
WestJet self service check-in kiosks are seen at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Friday, July 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

WestJet to refund some passengers whose flights were cancelled because of COVID-19

WestJet to refund some passengers whose flights were cancelled because of COVID-19

WestJet self service check-in kiosks are seen at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, on Friday, July 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
WestJet says it is indefinitely suspending operations to several east coast cities, as well as suspending operations between Toronto and Quebec City. A WestJet flight from Calgary arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. on Monday, July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

WestJet cutting flights to Atlantic Canada, laying off staff

WestJet cutting flights to Atlantic Canada, laying off staff

WestJet says it is indefinitely suspending operations to several east coast cities, as well as suspending operations between Toronto and Quebec City. A WestJet flight from Calgary arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. on Monday, July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A WestJet flight from Calgary arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S., Monday, July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A WestJet flight from Calgary arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S., Monday, July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Furloughed WestJet workers demand clarity on wage subsidy program amid pay cut

Furloughed WestJet workers demand clarity on wage subsidy program amid pay cut

Furloughed WestJet workers demand clarity on wage subsidy program amid pay cut

Furloughed WestJet workers demand clarity on wage subsidy program amid pay cut
WestJet offers refunds to passengers with cancelled European flights

WestJet offers refunds to passengers with cancelled European flights

WestJet offers refunds to passengers with cancelled European flights

WestJet offers refunds to passengers with cancelled European flights
WestJet boosts fees after Nav Canada rate hike, warns of further travel decline

WestJet boosts fees after Nav Canada rate hike, warns of further travel decline

WestJet boosts fees after Nav Canada rate hike, warns of further travel decline

WestJet boosts fees after Nav Canada rate hike, warns of further travel decline