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A WestJet 787-9 prepares for a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

WestJet Shareholders Approve Onex Acquisition

During a special meeting held at WestJet’s headquarters in Calgary on Tuesday, airline shareholders and option holders overwhelmingly voted to approve the acquisition agreement reached by WestJet and Onex Corporation (Onex) on May 12, 2019. Under the terms of the purchase, Onex and its affiliated funds will acquire all outstanding shares of WestJet for $31.00 per share. Within a day of the initial announcement in May, WestJet’s stock rose 67 percent to $22.38 and as of Friday, July 26, the…

Photo Tour: Onboard WestJet’s New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

The delivery of WestJet’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in mid-January marked an exciting new chapter for the Calgary-based carrier. Known for its low-cost business model that's only been partly rivaled in Canada, WestJet is transforming further into a full-service carrier as it only recently started true long-haul service to Europe…

WestJet Announces Route Expansion and Third Quarter Results

WestJet Airlines has announced a route expansion, along with financial results for the third quarter. The three new routes give Westjet two new transborder flights as well as a new destination in Europe. The third quarter saw WestJet return to profitability after reporting a loss in the second quarter. However,…

Swoop’s U.S. Operations Still Awaiting Full Regulatory Approval, Forced to…

Swoop, the ultra-low-cost subsidiary of Canada's WestJet, has postponed the commencement of U.S. services until Oct. 27 as all regulatory approvals have not yet been granted to the airline. Under the "Advisories" section of its website, the airline has apologized for the inconvenience to customers, giving the following reason for the…

WestJet Outlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner Routes

Canadian low-cost airline WestJet announced on Wednesday its long-awaited plans for its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The widebody aircraft will serve London, Paris and Dublin from the airline’s main base in Calgary, Alta. Service will begin in April 2019 following the delivery of the aircraft from Boeing. With this announcement,…

Trip Report: Three Hours in Business Class on an American…

Date: April 30, 2017 Flight: AA 3460 From: Calgary International Airport (YYC) To: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Class: Business Seat: 3D Flight Duration: 3:46 Introduction This past weekend, my family and I decided to surprise my aunt and uncle in Edmonton, Canada on Saturday night. This meant we had to catch the Saturday morning flight up…