CALGARY, Feb. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - WestJet is pleased to announce the internal appointment of John Weatherill to the role of Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances effective today.
Reporting to Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer, John will be responsible for the strategic growth of WestJet's network and partnerships, including WestJet's first joint venture with Delta Air Lines. In the interim, John will continue to oversee WestJet's Revenue Management and Pricing team while the airline searches for a new Vice President, Revenue Management and Pricing.
"John brings a wealth of experience from multiple areas of our commercial business and will be instrumental in the continued global and profitable growth of our airline," said Arved von zur Muehlen. "Under his leadership we have made incredible progress and his contributions have enabled our teams to deliver strong revenue growth and we are thrilled to welcome John into this position."
John has been overseeing the Network Planning and Alliance team since early January, while serving in his former role of Vice President Revenue and Pricing Management. Under his leadership he was instrumental in WestJet's premium cabin growth, branded fares, new ancillary products and innovation and automation.
"The Network Planning and Alliances team is an integral part of WestJet's global growth and I'm excited to take on this new challenge," said John Weatherill. "As we continue to expand our global network, I'm looking forward to strengthening our partnerships and our hubs as we deploy our 787 Dreamliners across the globe."
Together with WestJet's regional airlines, WestJet Encore and WestJet Link, we offer scheduled service to more than 110 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 250 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas. Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.
WestJet is proud to be recognized for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America. The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.
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Recent recognition includes:
2019 Swoop - Start-up Airline of the Year (CAPA 2019 Aviation Awards for Excellence)
2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Number-One Ranked Canadian Airline Loyalty Program in Member Engagement (Bond Brand Loyalty)
2019/2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018/2017 Winner Among Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
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