Tag: WestJet

WestJet and AMFA agreement ratified

The first collective bargaining agreement between WestJet and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the certified union representing WestJet Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and other Technical Operations employees has been ratified. Diederik Pen, President of WestJet Airlines and Gr...

WestJet and Virgin Atlantic announce significant expansion of codeshare relationship

Beginning this winter, WestJet guests will gain access to an extensive list of unique international destinations via London’s Heathrow Airport, through the expansion of WestJet's codeshare agreement with Virgin Atlantic. Through this expansion, WestJet will sell itineraries including flights op...

The WestJet Group says Annyeong-haseyo to South Korea with first flight between Calgary and Seoul

The WestJet Group has launched its first flight to Seoul from its global hub in Calgary, establishing a direct link between Alberta and South Korea. The departure of WestJet flight 86 underscores the airline's commitment to expanding its 787 global hub at YYC Calgary International Airport, foster...

WestJet and IAM reach tentative agreement

WestJet and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the certified union representing WestJet load controllers, reached a tentative agreement on the first collective bargaining agreement between the organizations. Both parties now await the ratification vote to be ...

The WestJet Group names Diederik Pen airline President

The WestJet Group today announced the appointment of Diederik Pen as President of WestJet Airlines effective April 1, 2024. As WestJet Group Chief Operating Officer and President of WestJet Airlines, Pen will continue to report to Alexis von Hoensbroech, the WestJet Group’s Chief Executive Of...

Canadian Premier League and WestJet re-sign multi-year partnership

The Canadian Premier League (CPL) today announced it has renewed its partnership with WestJet, extending the Calgary-based brand's commitment to serving as the Official Airline and Vacation Partner of the CPL and its member clubs for another four years. The CPL and its member clubs first teamed u...

Mastercard and WestJet extend partnership

Today, Mastercard and WestJet announce the long-term extension of their partnership agreement, expanding beyond powering transactions by innovating the travel and purchasing experience for customers while always prioritizing security and trust. The deepening of the partnership showcases the progres...

The WestJet Group provides update on Sunwing Airlines integration

The WestJet Group has shared its targeted timeline for the integration of Sunwing Airlines into WestJet Airlines to complete the airline's strategy to move all 737s into the same AOC (air operator certificate). Planning and integration activities are well underway, with the goal of completing int...

WestJet endorses widescale Canadian production of sustainable aviation fuel

WestJet Group Chief Executive Officer, Alexis von Hoensbroech, at the World Petroleum Congress in Calgary, addressed the airline's ambitions to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and the vital role sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plays in the future of decarbonizing aviation. With no current tech...

WestJet adds 31 additional European cities to its network through enhanced Air France codeshare agreement

WestJet today announced that beginning September 25, 2023, its guests will gain access to 31 additional cities across 11 European countries from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) through an expansion of WestJet's codeshare agreement with Air France. As a result of a successful 10-year partner...

WestJet celebrates addition of flights to Mexico from Vancouver

WestJet has celebrated an expansion to its winter schedule serving British Columbia's Lower Mainland, further enhancing its sun and leisure connectivity from Vancouver International Airport to some of Mexico's most popular destinations. Additionally, as part of its connectivity to Mexico, W...

WestJet Group and ALPA agreement ratified

Last week, the second collective bargaining agreement between WestJet and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the certified union representing WestJet and Swoop pilots, was ratified. "The WestJet Group is pleased to have reached an industry-leading agreement in negotiation with ALPA that reco...

IATA Expands Turbulence Aware Platform

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that ANA and WestJet have joined its Turbulence Aware Platform on the sidelines of the 79th IATA Annual General Meeting. Turbulence Aware was launched in 2018 to help airlines mitigate the impact of turbulence which is a leading cause o...

Canada’s WestJet Group to cancel flights as pilot strike looms

Canada's WestJet Group has announced the cancellation of flights as a potential pilot strike looms. In response to the pilots' notice of possible strike action, WestJet Group made the decision on Thursday to preemptively cancel flights, with the strike potentially commencing as early as 0300 MT o...

WestJet extends successful pilot programme with Zamna across entire network

London-based technology company Zamna has today announced its patented digital intelligence is to be rolled out globally with Canadian airline WestJet, spanning the majority of the airline’s international network of 110 destinations across 24 countries. The announcement comes following a highly...

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