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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.  ...


Edvinas Andrijevskis
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...


Clement Charpentreau
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....


Clement Charpentreau
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....


AeroTime Team
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....


AeroTime Team
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.   ...


AeroTime Team
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.  ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
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.  ...