Airline tops 51,000 guests heading into the Easter weekend
CALGARY, April 21 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will fly 51,611
guests today, setting a new single-day record for the airline. The
previous record of 50,336 guests was set on December 23, 2010.
On average, WestJet flies approximately 40,000 guests per day across its
"We thank our guests for choosing us time and time again, which has
helped us to achieve this milestone," said Bob Cummings, Executive
Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "We are proud of
this milestone for a number of reasons, but especially because we
achieved it while continuing to nurture our brand, employee and
financial health. And we expect to set more of these kinds of records,
as we launch service in May and June to Orange County-Anaheim,
California, from Vancouver and Calgary, and significantly expand
service in the eastern triangle between Toronto and Montreal and
Toronto and Ottawa beginning on May 2."
WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service
throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted
into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named
one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in
Canada. Named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, WestJet
offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television
provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 94 Boeing Next-Generation
737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 41
aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most
successful international airlines in the world.
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