Overview - WestJet
WestJet is Canada's leading low-fare high-value airline offering scheduled service throughout its 45-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada's most admired corporate culture in 2005, 2006 and 2007 WestJet pioneered low-cost high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet 71 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu on the majority of its fleet, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.
February 5, 2008 - WestJet Reports Record January Load Factor of 76.2 Per Cent
WestJet's strong results continue with thirteen straight months of record load factor. WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced January traffic results with a record load factor of 76.2 per cent. This was accompanied by a capacity increase of 15.7 per cent, measured in available seat miles, and an improvement in WestJet's revenue passenger miles of 16.2 per cent.
August 15, 2007 - WestJet adds service to Mazatlan
WestJet is off to Mexico with the introduction of seasonal non-stop service to two new destinations -- Mazatlan and San Jose del Cabo/Cabo San Lucas. These new sun destinations are part of WestJet’s enhanced winter schedule that also includes the addition of a new seasonal non-stop route from Vancouver to Kona, Hawaii. These announcements are part of WestJet’s expansion plans to fly to over 60 destinations by 2013, said WestJet executive VP Bob Cummings. In three short years, WestJet has grown to 18 sun destinations offering guests across Canada the opportunity to travel south in the winter. WestJet also recently announced the addition of three new Caribbean destinations -- Montego Bay, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana.
August 2, 2007 - WestJet makes lots of money flying but big res write-down cuts second quarter profit
A huge write-down on a new reservations system cut into WestJet second quarter profits as the Calgary-based carrier announced net earnings of $11.5 million. WestJet reported earnings of $22.4 million in the same period last year. WestJet’s year-to-date net earnings were a record $41.4 million compared to $35.2 million in the same period of 2006, an increase of over 17%
August 1, 2007 - WestJet buying 20 new Boeing 737s
WestJet purchases aircraft in anticipation of growth over the next five years
This morning, WestJet announced the signing of an agreement with Boeing to purchase 20 Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft. Fourteen aircraft will be delivered to WestJet in 2012, with an additional six in 2013. Ken McKenzie, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Operations commented, "Consumer demand for WestJet continues to grow. We have had a significant impact on the North American airline industry and require these additional aircraft to satisfy the demands of WestJet guests for our services in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico."
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Westjet was named Canada's number one discount airline. Known for its legendary customer service, Westjet offers flights to over 30 destinations in North America, including some of the cheapest airfares to destinations such as St-John's, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax and more.
The staff at Westjet are known to be very friendly, helpful employees, with a positive attitude that will make your flight the best it can be.
Their great on-time performance is reassuring for travelers looking for reliable schedules for their trips. Westjet's convenient Web check in service also allows its passengers to select their seats from 12 hours to 60 minutes before you fly, print their own boarding pass and not have to wait at the airport lineups.
More benefits to flying with Westjet
On top of the great service and value you will find by flying with Westjet, you will find great food ranging from 2 to 5 dollars on flights extending 3 hours in length. They also offer free blankets, fair baggage allowance and no worries with overbooking