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WestJet Eyes New Service to Spokane with Regional Subsidiary

In a recent application to the U.S. Department of Transportation, WestJet detailed its intentions to add a new destination to its transborder network to the United States. Specifically, the Calgary, Canada-based carrier plans to launch flights to Spokane, Wash. using its regional brand: WestJet Link. If all goes as planned with the application, Spokane will receive a daily flight to Calgary and a daily flight to Vancouver, allowing for the airport's first scheduled international air service in more than a…

Further 8 Canadian Airports to Receive International Arrivals from Nov.…

In a further easing of travel restrictions, the Canadaian government has announced that an additional eight of the country’s airports can receive international travellers from Nov. 30. Those joining the 10 airports currently receiving international arrivals will be St. John’s International, John C. Munro Hamilton International, Region of Waterloo International,…

WestJet Connects Toronto to Dublin

Starting in the coming spring, WestJet has plans to expand its network that will feature a new route that will connect its passengers from the airline's Toronto hub to Dublin, Ireland. Beginning on May 15 of 2022, the Canadian low-cost carrier hopes to operate a seasonal summer flight service four…

WestJet Looks to California As US-Canada Border Reopens

Earlier this year, several leaders in the international community — particularly from countries that are hotspots for tourists and leisure travel — reopened their borders after vaccines had reached significant penetration levels in developed international markets, hoping to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus. After having its transborder closure…

Canadian Government To Require All Airline Employees To Be Vaccinated

The government of Canada has announced that significant measures will be enacted from as early as the end of September requiring all federal employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. In the announcement issued Friday, major changes will be implemented for the aviation and wider transport industries. Canada will “require employees…

WestJet, KLM Expand Codeshare To Prepare For International Travel

The summer travel season has reached its peak, and several countries already reopened their borders with relaxed entry requirements and have eased Covid-19 mandates. As a result, several major airlines have revived key routes and unveiled new flight operations to recapture as much of the market as possible since the…

WestJet CEO Set to Retire at End of 2021 After…

WestJet announced on Wednesday that President and CEO Ed Sims is expected to retire at the end of this year after being with the airline and holding the position for four years. Sims will continue in a senior advisory role with Onex Partners, focusing on aerospace and aviation. With Sims…

JetBlue, Bamboo Airways, WestJet Secure London Heathrow Slots

On Friday, the Airports Council of the United Kingdom released its latest slot allocation report on its airports, including London Heathrow. The report listed multiple airlines that secured slots including JetBlue, Bamboo Airways and WestJet, amid a slowdown in air traffic at the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. JetBlue…

WestJet Restarting Service to All Domestic Destinations

WestJet Airlines has announced it will be resuming service to five cities in eastern Canada, the CBC reports. The destinations were suspended due to the significant drop in demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent provincial lockdowns. When the services resume, WestJet will be back to serving all domestic…

Delta, WestJet Expand Codeshare Partnership

The world's current state seems unfavorable for airlines to resume and return to efficient and effective flight operations. Stringent travel restrictions, lengthy entry requirements and extended border closures limited demand for leisure travel. Even so, major carriers worldwide adapted to the ongoing dilemma and focused on increasing connectivity and growth…