Airline accepts milestone aircraft at Toronto ceremony
CALGARY, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today congratulated Bombardier on the delivery of its 500th Q400 aircraft. The milestone aircraft was delivered to WestJet during a ceremony at Bombardier's assembly site in Toronto.
"The speed, reliability, guest comfort and economics offered by the Q400 have made this aircraft a cornerstone of WestJet Encore's success," said Ferio Pugliese, Executive Vice-President, WestJet, and President, WestJet Encore. "For more than a decade, airlines around the world have purchased the aircraft based on these reasons. Bombardier is a strong Canadian company and should be proud of this significant milestone achievement."
WestJet Encore celebrated its second anniversary on June 24. The regional airline, a wholly owned subsidiary of WestJet, now serves 24 communities across Canada and continues to liberate Canadians from the high cost of air travel by offering more choices to more connections across the WestJet network.
New WestJet Encore routes offered in 2015 include Toronto-Quebec City, Toronto-Fredericton, Halifax-Deer Lake, Halifax-Gander and Halifax-Sydney.
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to more than 90 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 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:
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine and RewardsCanada.ca`)
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)
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