WestJet to lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, citing flight suspensions

WestJet Airlines Ltd. will lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, blaming the measure on the lack of flights to Mexico and the Caribbean. WestJet spokeswoman Morgan … Read More

WestJet returning Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX 8 to service with commercial flight

After nearly two years, Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX 8 aircraft are returning to Canadian skies. WestJet is set to become the first Canadian airline to return the aircraft to commercial … Read More

COVID-19: What does the future of Canada’s airline industry look like?

With news of staff and service changes at Canada’s two biggest airlines struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say the future of the airline industry in the … Read More

WestJet to start refunding flights cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic

WestJet will be offering refunds to WestJet and Swoop passengers whose flights were cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. WestJet is the first Canadian airline to provide cash … Read More

WestJet cuts ‘just the leading edge’ if feds don’t provide aid to airlines: experts

As Canada grapples with a second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts say the airline industry needs aid from the government quickly, if it is going to recover. On … Read More

2 people who refused to wear masks on flights face $1,000 fines from Transport Canada

OTTAWA — Federal transport officials have issued the first fines to air passengers who refused to wear face masks on Canadian flights, in violation of a government order to help … Read More

WestJet implements strict mask policy that could lead to year-long travel ban

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 28, 2020 10:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The WestJet Group is implementing … Read More

WestJet, Vancouver airport to test passengers for coronavirus in new pilot project

WestJet passengers in Vancouver may soon be taking COVID-19 tests before takeoff. WestJet Airlines Ltd. and Vancouver International Airport announced on Friday plans for a pilot project to test passengers … Read More

WestJet will end physical distancing on flights starting July 1

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is ending its seat distancing policy on board its aircraft starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. The airline … Read More

WestJet, Air Canada will end physical distancing on flights starting July 1

The country’s two largest airlines are ending their on-board seat distancing policies starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. Air Canada has … Read More

Coronavirus: Smaller Canadian airlines fear being left out of federal aid programs

As the federal government gears up to deliver relief measures for hard-hit industries, smaller airlines worry they’ll be left out. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that federal financing will … Read More

Coronavirus: WestJet extends flight cancellations due to reduced demand

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 10, 2020 8:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ WestJet says it is extending … Read More

Airline conducts rapid blood tests for COVID-19. Should this be the new normal?

As the novel coronavirus spreads across the globe, governments and businesses have implemented stringent measures in an attempt to limit the virus’ spread. Last week, Emirates became the first airline … Read More

WestJet says it’s laying off 1,700 pilots due to coronavirus crisis

WestJet has sent layoff notices to 1,700 of its pilots Wednesday night as the toll from worldwide travel restrictions amid the coronavirus crisis continues to worsen, the airline confirms. An … Read More

Coronavirus: WestJet to rehire nearly 6,400 workers through federal wage subsidy

WestJet plans to put nearly 6,400 employees who were laid off due to the novel coronavirus pandemic back on the payroll, the airline’s president and CEO announced Wednesday. In a … Read More

Coronavirus: WestJet extends international flight suspensions to May 4

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 30, 2020 1:57 pm WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it is cancelling all transatlantic and U.S. routes until May 4, extending its 30-day suspension … Read More

WestJet says some recent passengers may have been exposed to coronavirus

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 18, 2020 6:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ WestJet Airlines says some of … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic: WestJet suspending international travel

One of Canada’s biggest airlines is suspending international flights amidst a global effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In a statement on its website late Monday evening, … Read More

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