The private airline group WestJetwhich acquired the low cost Sunwing Airlines in May, revealed its timetable aimed at integrating the latter into WestJet Airlinesthe objective being to bring together all the Boeing 737 under the same air operator certificate (AOC) by October 2024.
“ As we execute on our network strategy to serve the Canadian leisure market from coast to coast, we look forward to consolidating Sunwing Airlines’ 737 aircraft with those of WestJet, thereby enhancing our ability to meet the diverse travel and product needs of all Canadians said Alexis von Hoensbroech, President and CEO of the WestJet Group. “ The integration work will prioritize a smooth transition for Sunwing customers and employees as we work together to enhance the offering of sun and leisure destinations for communities across the country while ensuring jobs for people who will transition from Sunwing to WestJet. »
“ Keeping safety, employees and guests at the forefront and given the complex nature of the integration as well as the involvement of multiple stakeholders such as Transport Canada, the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) and union partners, the Full integration timeline remains flexible, with WestJet working productively with these partners on timelines and details “, also specified the group, which will also finalize the integration of its own low-cost subsidiary Swoop at Westjet Airlines, October 28, 2023. .
While Sunwing Airlines will be completely integrated into WestJet Airlines and will no longer officially exist, there will be no impact on the former parent company Sunwing Vacations and its associated vacation companies which will continue to operate under their own brand.