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WestJet to Add Services and More Flights from Québec Province
WestJet is increasing service and launching new routes from Montréal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Québec City's Jean Lesage International Airport. Overall, the airline is adding 105 more flights per week from Québec province, a capacity increase of 74 per cent. Read more
WestJet Orders Nine More Bombardier Q400s for WestJet Encore
The aircraft are scheduled for delivery to WestJet Encore, WestJet's regional airline wing, between April 2017 and June 2018. Read more
This winter WestJet is launching two new routes to Florida, one to Mexico and one to Costa Rica, as well as adding more than 85 flights throughout its domestic and international networks. Additionally, WestJet Encore will launch three-times-daily service between Toronto and Boston. Read more
In announcing Westjet Encore's June 15 order for five Q400s at the Paris Air Show 2015 on the show's first day, Bombardier Aerospace revealed WestJet Encore had also signed a firm order for another Q400 in March. Read more
To mark the occasion of its first service to the United Kingdom, WestJet worked with the world's last dedicated hand-crafted tartan mill, D.C. Dalgliesh of Selkirk in Scotland, to design a commemorative tartan in the airline's blue-and-teal corporate colors. Read more
Daily non-stop flights to Glasgow Airport from Halifax in Nova Scotia begin on May 29 and continue through October 23. WestJet will also offer one-stop, same-aircraft service from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Glasgow, via Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Read more
The deal represents a conversion of five of the 25 options booked by the carrier's parent company WestJet and announced on August 1, 2012 along with WestJet's firm order for 20 Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops. Read more
WestJet's 2014 summer schedule will see the Canadian carrier launch its first-ever service to New York JFK, as well as increasing frequency on 20 existing routes and offering year-round service on five previously seasonal routes. Read more
Known to WestJet as the #MagicPlane, the theme-painted Boeing 737-800 will perform its inaugural commercial flight on December 3 from Calgary to Orlando, home of Walt Disney World Resort. Read more
WestJet will launch transatlantic service for the first time next June, subject to the airline receiving the requisite government approvals. The carrier plans to operate seasonal daily service from St. John's in Newfoundland to Dublin from June 15 to October 5, 2014. Read more
The Canadian airline will substitute existing orders for 15 Boeing 737NG jets, which are currently scheduled to deliver between December 2014 and 2018, with Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, for a net increase of 50 committed deliveries to its fleet plan. Read more
WestJet Encore is adding three new Canadian domestic routes, while WestJet itself is launching a seasonal Calgary-Miami service. Read more
Bombardier Aerospace has delivered the first of 20 Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners ordered by WestJet for its new regional carrier, WestJet Encore. WestJet also holds options for 25 additional Q400 NextGen turboprops. Read more
WestJet is to launch new non-stop service between Toronto and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and between Calgary and Dallas, beginning this spring. Read more
WestJet's 100th 737NG was initially delivered to Newport Beach, California-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group and is going to be leased and operated by WestJet. Read more
From September 24, British Airways is placing its 'BA' flight code on select WestJet flights connecting from Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto to Ottawa in Ontario, Edmonton in Alberta, and Victoria in British Columbia. Read more
Having never previously offered premium-economy seating, Canada's WestJet is introducing longer-seat-pitch seating across its entire fleet. Meanwhile, JetBlue Airways is reconfiguring its Embraer 190 fleet to offer customers two more rows of premium-economy seats. Read more
WestJet has converted the conditional order it placed on June 28 for up to 45 Q400 NextGen airliners to a firm purchase agreement. The deal includes a firm order for 20 Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop regional airliners and options on an additional 25 of the aircraft. Read more
Subject to government approvals, WestJet will add Antigua, Curaçao and Liberia in Costa Rica as new seasonal destinations, all to be served from Toronto Pearson International Airport; and Manzanillo in Mexico, to be served from Calgary International Airport. Read more