WestJet doubles up on TripAdvisor awards

Named Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines - North America

CALGARY, April 10, 2017 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it has been recognized as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice winner Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines – North America in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines.

TripAdvisor has highlighted the world's top carriers based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for airlines worldwide gathered over a 12-month period.

"We are truly honoured to be recognized by TripAdvisor, the pinnacle of global online travel reviews," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. "WestJet prides itself on delivering a remarkable guest experience. This acknowledgement, based on authentic reviews from the travelling public, reinforces the difference commitment, dedication and hard work of 12,000 WestJetters makes."

"We are proud to announce the inaugural Travellers' Choice awards for airlines, to help travellers make the most well-informed air travel decisions, based on the experiences of the global TripAdvisor community," said Bryan Saltzburg, Senior Vice-President and General Manager for TripAdvisor Flights. "The airline industry is investing billions of dollars in new aircraft and service enhancements to differentiate the flying experience and these awards recognize the carriers offering the very best experiences and value to the travelling public."

To read TripAdvisor traveller reviews and opinions of WestJet, go to https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Airline_Review-d8729186

For a list of all of the 2017 Travellers' Choice award-winning airlines, go to www.tripadvisor.ca/TravelersChoice-Airlines.

Travellers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travellerschoice.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travellers to unleash the potential of every trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travellers, with 465 million reviews and opinions covering seven million accommodations, restaurants and attractions, and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features — checking more than 200 websites to help travellers find and book today's lowest hotel prices. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 390 million average unique monthly visitors** in 49 markets worldwide. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands:

www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.citymaps.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor sites, worldwide, November 2016

**Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q3 2016

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most trusted airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. WestJet, and our regional airline, WestJet Encore, offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.  

Recent recognition includes:
2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for airlines)
2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)

Connect with WestJet on Facebook at facebook.com/westjet
Follow WestJet on Twitter at twitter.com/westjet
Subscribe to WestJet on YouTube at youtube.com/westjet
Read the WestJet blog at blog.westjet.com

SOURCE WestJet

For further information: Media contacts: To contact WestJet media relations, please email media@westjet.com.

RELATED LINKS
http://www.westjet.com

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890