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WestJet to comply with the grounding of the Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 fleet

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-GZSG (msn 60516) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944945.

WestJet today announced that we are complying with Transport Canada’s decision to temporarily ground the Boeing 737 MAX fleet. The announcement was made by Transport Minister Marc Garneau this morning in Ottawa.

We respect the decision made by Transport Canada and are in the process of grounding the 13 MAX aircraft in our fleet. This decision has an impact on the travel plans of our WestJet guests and we ask for understanding as we work to rebook all guests affected as quickly as possible.

We have 162 aircraft or more than 92 per cent of our overall fleet that remain in service. Guests can book with confidence knowing that we continue to fly throughout the network with the safety of guests and employees at the forefront.

We are contacting impacted guests to arrange for alternate travel plans.

Top Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-GZSG (msn 60516) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944945.

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WestJet arrives in Atlanta

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FNWD (msn 60517) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945667.

WestJet on March 3 became the only airline connecting Calgarians nonstop to Atlanta, GA., when its inaugural flight between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) departed at 9:55 a.m. local time.

 

Atlanta (below) is the 65th destination WestJet serves nonstop from Calgary.  WestJet already serves more destinations with more nonstop flights from Calgary than any other airline.

WestJet, via its codeshare partner Delta, offers access to an extensive list of U.S. destinations including the southeastern United States and Gulf Coast and cities such as Memphis, TN, Charleston, SC, New Orleans, LA, Savannah, GA., Pensacola and Panama City, FL.

Details of WestJet’s service between Calgary and Atlanta:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Calgary –  Atlanta Six times weekly* 9:55 a.m 4:08 p.m March 3, 2019
Atlanta – Calgary Six times weekly* 5:00 p.m 7:39 p.m March 3, 2019
*Daily starting April 7, 2019

WestJet and Delta Air Lines have signed a definitive agreement to create a comprehensive transborder joint venture arrangement that will offer travellers an expanded network within Canada and the U.S., frequent flyer benefit reciprocity, lounge access and joint corporate discounts. The proposed joint venture agreement is subject to regulatory approvals in the United States and Canada.

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WestJet announces its summer schedule, will add Austin and Portland

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-GAMQ (msn 60518) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945350.

WestJet has announced its 2019 summer schedule adding more than 40 flights to and from key business and tourism destinations from Toronto, Halifax, St. John’s, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

 

In addition, the airline will add Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas to WestJet’s network and announced a new route between Edmonton and St. John’s.

As part of WestJet’s 2019 summer schedule, the new nonstop daily service between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Portland International Airport (PDX), along with twice-weekly service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) will begin April 29 and May 2 respectively. Additionally, WestJet also announced a new three times weekly route between Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and St. John’s (YYT) starting July 2.

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Calgary – Portland

Daily

10:30 a.m

11:17 a.m

April 29, 2019

Portland – Calgary

Daily

12:10 p.m

2:57 p.m

April. 29, 2019

Calgary – Austin

Twice
Weekly

10 a.m

2:43 p.m

May 2, 2019

Austin – Calgary

Twice
Weekly

3:35 p.m

6:31 p.m

May 2, 2019

Edmonton – St. John’s

Three
Weekly

9:15 p.m

6:09 a.m. (+1)

June 25, 2019

St. John’s-Edmonton

Three
Weekly

9 a.m

11:40 a.m

June 26, 2019

This summer, WestJet will operate over 750 daily flights in peak summer to 92 destinations including 42 in Canada, 23 in the United States, 27 in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, and five in Europe.

The schedule also includes previously announced service to Atlanta, Ga., and Barcelona, Spain along with nonstop service to London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin from Calgary on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

 

Highlights of WestJet’s 2019 summer schedule include:

CALGARY

  • CalgaryHouston, from 12 weekly flights to 13 weekly flights.
  • CalgaryLondon (Gatwick), adding two weekly flights with daily 787 Dreamliner service.
  • CalgaryOrlando, from once weekly to twice weekly.
  • CalgaryPhoenix, will double service from once daily to twice daily.
  • CalgaryPuerto Vallarta, from three times weekly to four times weekly.
  • CalgarySan Diego, from three times weekly to four times weekly.
  • CalgarySan Francisco, will double service from once daily to twice daily.
  • Calgary-Kitchener, from seven weekly flights to eight weekly flights.

EDMONTON

  • New non-stop three times weekly service between Edmonton and St. John’s.
  • EdmontonHalifax, from nine weekly flights to 10 weekly flights.

TORONTO

  • TorontoNashville, from seven weekly flights to 10 weekly flights.
  • TorontoGrand Cayman, will double service from once weekly to twice weekly.
  • TorontoKingston, from three weekly flights to four times weekly.
  • TorontoLiberia, will double service from once weekly to twice weekly.
  • TorontoMontego Bay, from 11 weekly flights to 12 weekly flights.
  • TorontoNassau from six to seven times weekly.
  • Toronto-Saint Maarten, will double service from once weekly to twice weekly.
  • TorontoHalifax, adding five weekly flights for seven-times daily service Monday to Friday.
  • TorontoCharlottetown, adding two weekly flights.
  • TorontoLondon, from two times daily to three times daily.

VANCOUVER

  • Extension of existing once weekly winter seasonal service between Vancouver and Orlando.

HALIFAX

  • HalifaxWinnipeg, from four weekly flights to five times weekly.
  • HalifaxEdmonton, from nine weekly flights to 10 weekly flights.
  • HalifaxToronto, adding five weekly flights for seven-times daily service Monday to Friday.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-GAMQ (msn 60518) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945350.

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WestJet comment on flight crew fatigue regulations

WestJet today provided the following comment on federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s flight crew fatigue regulations.

“The safety of our guests and our crew is of utmost importance,” said Scott Wilson, WestJet Vice-President, Operations. “We welcome the Minister’s announcement outlining the move to new flight and duty time regulations. Utilizing scientific principles on fatigue will provide prevention and mitigation while aligning with international standards and best practices.”

As outlined in the new regulations, WestJet will work to implement the updated crew fatigue standards over the next 24 months.

WestJet has provided safe flying to Canadians since 1996 and now operates more than 700 daily flights to more than 100 destinations across North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.

WestJet expands its codeshare agreement with QANTAS

Delivered on July 19, 2018

WestJet made this announcement:

WestJet today announced it has expanded its codeshare relationship with Qantas by placing its WS code and flight numbers on QANTAS-operated flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Itineraries connecting the growing WestJet network to these Australian destinations are available today for purchase on all WestJet sales channels for flights starting December 6, 2018.

WestJet and QANTAS have been codeshare partners since 2014 and the airlines have offered QANTAS Frequent Flyer and WestJet Rewards members the ability to earn and redeem loyalty rewards since 2017. Travellers will also continue to enjoy one-stop check-in and baggage transfers to their final destination.

WestJet operates flights from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto to Los Angeles. The WS code will be added on QANTAS’ daily flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and its seasonal service between Vancouver and Sydney.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airlines): WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-GZSG (msn 60516) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944547.

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WestJet to launch seasonal, nonstop service to Dublin from Halifax

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-GXAX (msn 60512) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944507.

WestJet today announced it is adding to its growing Atlantic gateway from Halifax with the addition of daily nonstop service to Dublin, Ireland starting April 29, 2019 and operating through October 25, 2019.

(CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

 

Details of WestJet’s service between Halifax and Dublin

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Halifax –  Dublin

Daily

10:20 p.m.

7:33 a.m.+1

April 29, 2019

Dublin –  Halifax

Daily

9:00 a.m.

11:02 a.m.

April 30, 2019

WestJet has served Halifax International Airport for 15 years and this summer will operate non-stop service to 16 cities including London (Gatwick), Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. At peak summer schedule, the airline will operate more than 25 flights per day from YHZ.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by WestJet): WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-GXAX (msn 60512) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944507.

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WestJet to offer nonstop Atlanta service from Calgary

CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership

WestJet has announced it is expanding choice and connectivity for Calgarians when the airline begins operations between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) next spring.

WestJet will be the only airline flying nonstop from Calgary to ATL, the world’s largest airline hub – home of Delta Air Lines, a WestJet codeshare partner since 2011. Together with Delta, via HartsfieldJacksonairport WestJet will offer codeshare access to an extensive list of U.S. destinations including the southeastern United States and Gulf Coast and cities such as Memphis, Tenn., Charleston, S.C., New Orleans, La., Savannah, Ga., Pensacola and Panama City, Fla.

Starting March 3, 2019, WestJet will fly six times weekly between Calgary and Atlanta, moving to daily on April 7, 2019. WestJet serves more destinations from Calgary with more flights than any other airline. This this new route is another investment in the airport, city, and region.

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Calgary –  Atlanta

Six times

weekly*

9:55 a.m.

4:08 p.m.

March 3, 2019

Atlanta – Calgary

Six times

weekly*

5:00 p.m.

7:39 p.m.

March 3, 2019

 

*Daily starting April 7, 2019

In other news, WestJet announced its support for Calgary’s 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid.

WestJet is Calgary’s largest airline, and by June 2019, will offer flights to 65 non-stop destinations with an average of 1,100 flights per week from YYC. Last month, WestJet announced its launching its first three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner international destinations from Calgary in 2019 including; London(Gatwick), Paris and Dublin.

WestJet’s Dreamliners will carry 320 guests in a three-class cabin configuration including the airline’s newly revealed Business cabin featuring 16 private pods with lie-flat seats, an upscale Premium cabin and an updated Economy cabin.

In other news, WestJet also announced it will be adding Barcelona to its growing presence in Europe with three-times weekly, nonstop service between Toronto and Barcelona starting May 24, 2019 through October 21, 2019.

Images: WestJet.