First Look: WestJet Unveils Boeing 787 Dreamliner Livery and Interior…

WestJet was born as a 'Canadian Southwest,' with a single-aircraft approach, but it didn't take much time for the carrier to expand and diversify its purpose and, subsequently, its offering. First, the adoption of Bombardier Q400 turboprops, and later with the creation of an ultra-low-cost-carrier named Swoop, the company has…

Flair Airlines Expands Route Map Alongside Incoming New Aircraft

Flair Airlines, an ultra-low-cost carrier based in Kelowna, British Columbia, has announced service to five new cities, more than doubling its current route map. The airline, which began operations in 2005, will add service to Calgary, Halifax, Prince George, Saskatoon and Victoria this summer. With a current fleet of seven…

WestJet Announces Surprising Executive Leadership Change

Canada’s second-largest airline, WestJet, announced last week that their long-time CEO Gregg Saretsky would be retiring with immediate effect.  The move on Thursday surprised many in the aviation industry given the immediacy of the decision and Saretsky’s success in leading WestJet as it evolved from a low-cost carrier into a…

WestJet Announces WestJet Link, Plans Regional Air Service Expansion

WestJet has announced WestJet Link, a regional air service that will be operating under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Pacific Coastal Airlines. Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President expressed how the airline will continue to connect Canada: "A CPA with Pacific Coastal underscores WestJet's commitment to offering more Canadians access…

WestJet Inks Deal With Boeing for up to 20 787-9…

Calgary-based low-cost carrier WestJet announced Tuesday a definitive purchase agreement for up to 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The agreement includes commitments for 10 of the stretched Dreamliner variants to be delivered from the first quarter of 2019 to December 2021. The airline also has options for 10 additional 787 aircraft…

Canada’s Evolving Market for Low-Cost Carriers

 Canada is a market that most tend not to think of in regards to the aviation industry in comparison to the U.S. However, the industry is slowly beginning to gain ground in recent years, with the busiest airport in Canada, Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), serving over 40 million passengers…

Airlines Embrace The Holiday Season With Community Outreach Events

As the holiday season begins to kick into full swing, some airlines are reaching out within their respective communities to give back.  WestJet WestJet comes up with a new Christmas Miracle each year. Examples from previous years include delivering gift requests from passengers to the baggage claim at their arrival…

WestJet and McDonalds Take Flight Together

WestJet recently announced their partnership with McDonald’s Canada to serve the restaurant’s McCafé Premium Roast Coffee onboard the airline’s more than 650 daily flights. The first flight offering McDonald’s coffee departed Toronto on Nov. 21 to Calgary. This represents a global-first for McDonald’s, and easily demonstrates the restaurant's emphasis on providing…