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WestJet Airlines undergoes leadership change with new CEO

WestJet Airlines undergoes leadership change with the current CFO becoming the new interim CEO....


WestJet prepares to bring Boeing 737 MAX back to Canadian skies

WestJet Airlines impatiently waits for Transport Canada’s clearance to bring the Boeing 737 MAX back to operations....


Westjet endures “toughest day of all”, to axe over ⅕ jobs

Following four months of crisis, Canadian low cost carrier Westjet encountered the “toughest day of all” on June 24, 2020. The company would fire 3,333 employees, the airline’s CEO Ed Sims revealed on the day.  ...


WestJet to lay off 1700 pilots amid coronavirus pandemic

One of major Canadian airlines WestJet reported laying off 1700 pilots beginning May 1. The layoffs will affect workers from WestJet, its regional subsidiary Encore and LCC Swoop.The airline told Dail...


WestJet Boeing 737 skids off runway in Halifax, no injuries

Upon landing in Halifax, a Boeing 737-800 of the Canadian airline WestJet slid off the runway. The airport had experienced a snowstorm. No injuries were reported....


WestJet pilot injured by laser beam while flying over Florida

A WestJet pilot flying from Newfoundland to Florida had his eyes burned by green laser light in the evening of May 18, 2019....


Canadian stir ups: WestJet to go private, Air Canada expand

Ownership changes are looming over Canadian airlines. First, private equity company Onex announced intentions to buy WestJet, and now Air Canada is looking into Montreal based tour operator with a private airline of its own....


Canadian carriers strive to increase foreign voting shares

WestJet, Air Canada is seeking shareholder approval to increase the limits on foreign ownership and control of their voting shares.   ...


WestJet appoints Jeffrey Martinto as Chief Operating Officer

WestJet announced on August 31, 2018, the appointment of Captain Jeffrey Martinto the position of Chief Operating Officer. Martinto will join WestJet on September 24, 2018, subject to Canadian immigration approval.  ...


World’s best: Top 10 safest low-cost airlines

The high public interest in affordable travel has prompted to identify the top ten safest low-cost airlines for 2018  from more than 400 airlines it monitors.  ...