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11:00 ET Welcome to the WestJet Elevation Lounge

Airline set to open flagship lounge within its home at the YYC Calgary International Airport on November 2 CALGARY, AB, Oct. 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, WestJet is proud to reveal its flagship lounge –...


Oct 22, 2020, 12:54 ET WestJet applauds Alberta-based quarantine trial

Arrivals testing at Calgary International Airport continues focus on guest health and safety while reducing quarantine requirements CALGARY, AB, Oct. 22, 2020 /CNW/ - WestJet today welcomed the...


Oct 21, 2020, 17:50 ET WestJet becomes first national carrier in Canada to voluntarily provide refunds to original form of payment

Announcement marks a return to WestJet's pre-COVID-19 refunds CALGARY, AB, Oct. 21, 2020 /CNW/ - The WestJet Group of Companies today announced it will begin providing refunds to original form of...


Oct 20, 2020, 16:39 ET Media Advisory: WestJet to make special announcement in Calgary

CALGARY, AB, Oct. 20, 2020 /CNW/ - Next week media are invited to join WestJet in-person in Calgary or virtually via Teams Live for a major announcement on the airline's premium traveller strategy...


Oct 14, 2020, 08:43 ET WestJet makes difficult decision to suspend service to four cities in Atlantic Canada

Airline cuts more than 100 weekly flights across region CALGARY, AB, Oct. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, WestJet announced it will be indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and...


Oct 14, 2020, 08:37 ET WestJet pulls back from Atlantic Canada

Airline makes more tough decisions, eliminating service to Fredericton, Moncton, Sydney, Charlottetown and Quebec City; makes additional job cuts CALGARY, AB, Oct. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, WestJet...


Oct 05, 2020, 09:00 ET WestJet introduces its Dreamliner to Vancouver

Airline now flying five-times weekly to Toronto on its signature aircraft CALGARY, AB, Oct. 5, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, WestJet and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) announced WestJet's newest...


Sep 25, 2020, 18:55 ET WestJet enhances no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance offering with U.S. coverage

Airline increases coverage limit to $200,000 CAD for travel to or from the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe including the U.K. for COVID-19 medical and quarantine costs CALGARY, AB, Sept. 25,...


Sep 14, 2020, 14:17 ET WestJet updates schedule with key sun markets

Airline continues to place safety above all now providing no charge COVID-19 travel insurance CALGARY, AB, Sept. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - WestJet today released an updated schedule designed to get Canadians...


Sep 11, 2020, 14:56 ET WestJet to offer guests no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance for air and vacation reservations

Guests can confidently book travel to Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe including the U.K. with coverage for COVID-19 medical and quarantine costs CALGARY, AB, Sept. 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, WestJet is ...


Sep 01, 2020, 07:00 ET WestJet concerned third-party charges undermining Canada's economic recovery

Cost of flying will go up due to increase in NAV CANADA rates CALGARY, AB, Sept. 1, 2020 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced an increase to domestic traveller surcharges to account for NAV CANADA rate...


Aug 28, 2020, 05:00 ET WestJet reinforces commitment to safety with zero-tolerance mask policy

Airline to increase support for contact tracing through mandatory guest contact information CALGARY, AB, Aug. 28, 2020 /CNW/ - The WestJet Group today announced multiple safety updates including the...


Aug 14, 2020, 16:39 ET Air Canada, WestJet, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, and Vancouver Airport Authority Jointly Comment on Transport Canada's Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19

Document affirms that the four organizations meet or exceed international health and safety measures Travellers assured of the highest levels of biosafety protocols when travelling Framework now in...


Jul 21, 2020, 16:00 ET WestJet concludes repatriation flight program with Global Affairs Canada

The airline flew 28 missions across 122,000 miles to reunite more than 4,000 Canadians with home CALGARY, AB, July 21, 2020 /CNW/ - WestJet today is signifying the conclusion of its repatriation...


Jul 13, 2020, 10:00 ET WestJet expands August schedule, updates July flying

Schedule highlights airline's continued service to 39 Canadian cities from coast-to-coast Airline's stringent health and safety measures ensure Canadians can travel safely to 48 destinations CALGARY, ...


Jun 24, 2020, 14:05 ET WestJet announces organizational changes to secure its future

CALGARY, AB, June 24, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, WestJet announced organizational changes that will see the company consolidate call centre activity in Alberta, contract out airport operations in all...


Jun 15, 2020, 09:45 ET WestJet releases July schedule to get Canadians exploring again

Airline continues to focus on significant safety and hygiene enhancements to ensure a safe travel journey CALGARY, AB, June 15, 2020 /CNW/ - WestJet today released its updated July schedule,...


Jun 09, 2020, 12:08 ET WestJet; Safety above all

Airline reinforces hygiene measures in place for a safe travel journey CALGARY, AB, June 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, WestJet announced its travel hygiene program under the Safety above all umbrella,...


Apr 30, 2020, 19:49 ET WestJet saves 1,000 pilot jobs through ALPA agreements

CALGARY, April 30, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, WestJet announced it has reached an agreement with the Airline Pilot Association (ALPA), to save more than 1,000 pilot jobs at WestJet, WestJet Encore and Swoop ...


Mar 02, 2020, 10:33 ET WestJet wants women to soar

Airline pledges more women in leadership, aviation and technical positions CALGARY, March 2, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, in support of National Women in Aviation Week and International Women's Day, WestJet...


Feb 20, 2020, 11:34 ET WestJet announces internal appointments to its Finance team

Airline names Sarah Walker, Vice-President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Jennifer Bue as Vice-President, Controller CALGARY, Feb. 20, 2020 /CNW/ - WestJet is pleased to announce the internal...


Feb 14, 2020, 13:09 ET WestJet names John Weatherill, Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances

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...


Feb 10, 2020, 13:30 ET WestJet welcomes Billy Nolen as Vice-President, Safety, Security and Quality

CALGARY, Feb. 10, 2020 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the appointment of Billy Nolen to the role of Vice-President, Safety, Security and Quality. Billy will join WestJet on February 24, 2020....


Feb 10, 2020, 11:30 ET WestJet announces 90 new and expanded travel opportunities from Calgary this summer

Calgary's hometown airline continues to invest in convenient and unique travel options CALGARY, Feb. 10, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, WestJet announced its summer schedule featuring more than 90 new flights...


Feb 10, 2020, 11:30 ET WestJet welcomes Dawson Creek, B.C. to its network

WestJet Link to offer the city's only daily non-stop to Calgary CALGARY, Feb. 10, 2020 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced that it will add new non-stop daily service between Dawson Creek, B.C., and...