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WestJet’s new livery, first MAX 8 is painted

WestJet's 2018 livery, first MAX 8 is painted

Photo of the Day: The first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 for WestJet has been painted by Boeing in the new 2018 livery.

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FNWD (msn 60517) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 942407.

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WestJet launches first flight to the City of Light

MAX 8, delivered on October 2, 2017

WestJet today, June 1, 2018, connected Atlantic Canada to the City of Light, with its inaugural flight between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). The flight landed in France at 10:00 a.m. local time.

WestJet’s daily nonstop flights between Halifax and Paris are operated on the Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft, the airline’s newest, most efficient and guest-friendly aircraft.

Flights out of Halifax have been timed to connect conveniently with WestJet flights across Canada and with codeshare partner, Air France-KLM in Paris. Flights also provide for WestJet Rewards earning and redemption.

The addition of Paris to the WestJet network brings the airline’s overall reach to 106 cities in 22 countries across Canada, the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and Europe. WestJet continues to grow it presence at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport where it is the airline offering the most non-stop destinations this summer.

Details of WestJet’s new non-stop service:

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Halifax – Paris

Daily

10:55 p.m.

10 a.m. +1

May 31, 2018

Paris – Halifax

Daily

11:20 a.m.

1:35 p.m.

June 1, 2018

About Halifax Stanfield
Halifax Stanfield is Atlantic Canada’s principal full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients with access to markets across Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It’s the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer Canada Customs services on a 24-hour, seven day a week basis, and U.S. preclearance. The Airport, a major economic generator valued at over $2.8 billion annually to the provincial economy, serves over 4 million passengers and processes 34,000 metric tonnes of cargo each year. A recognized innovator in the global airport industry, Halifax Stanfield is the first airport in North America to offer a self-service baggage drop system for all passengers and is consistently ranked among the best airports in the world.

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FNAX (msn 60511) BFI (Steve Bailey). Image: 940224.

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WestJet statement regarding ALPA strike authorization vote outcome

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FNAX (msn 60511) YYC (Chris Sands). Image: 940862.

WestJet today issued the following statement regarding the outcome of the strike authorization vote put forth by the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) to WestJet pilots.

“We acknowledge the outcome of this vote and recognize the mandate WestJet pilots have given ALPA,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “We are certain our guests will appreciate that this update confirms their travel will be unaffected over the Victoria Day long weekend.”

Said Sims, “We remain at the negotiation table to drive a sustainable agreement, in the best interest of our pilots, 13,000 WestJetters and the 70,000 guests who fly with us daily.”

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FNAX (msn 60511) YYC (Chris Sands). Image: 940862.

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WestJet launches its first inaugural Halifax – London Gatwick flight

MAX 8, delivered on October 2, 2017

WestJet on April 30 officially launched its route between Halifax and London (Gatwick). The departure of flight WS24 marks the start of daily, nonstop service between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Gatwick Airport until October 26, 2018.

This is the first time the airline has used its newest aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 for transatlantic travel.

On May 31, WestJet will launch its inaugural flight between Halifax and Paris on its Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft. The flight will mark the first time WestJet will land on the European mainland.

WestJet serves 18 cities from the Halifax International Airport, up from 12 in 2013, including 12 Canadian, two transborder, one international and this summer will serve Glasgow, London and Paris; at peak summer schedule, the airline will operate around 25 flights per day or more than 170 flights per week. Since 2012, the airline’s traffic from Halifax has grown by more than 160 per cent.

Details of WestJet’s new non-stop service:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Halifax – London (Gatwick) Daily 10:35 p.m. 8:21 a.m. +1 April 29, 2018
London (Gatwick) – Halifax Daily 9:50 a.m. 1 p.m. April 30, 2018

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FNAX (msn 60511) BFI (Steve Bailey). Image: 940224.

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WestJet statement regarding ALPA strike authorization vote

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FUJR (msn 60130) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104623.

WestJet has issued the following statement regarding the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) announcement that it has issued a strike authorization vote to WestJet pilots.

“A strike authorization vote is a common step by unions in context of the overall labor negotiation process,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “We remain focused on successfully negotiating an agreement that will benefit our pilots and WestJet.”

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FUJR (msn 60130) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104623.

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WestJet to drop three trans-border routes

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FWJS (msn 39076) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 941120.

WestJet starting on June 27, 2018 is dropping three trans-border routes according to Airline Route:

Calgary – Chicago (O’Hare) on June 28

Calgary – Dallas/Fort Worth on June 27

Montreal (Trudeau) – Boston on June 27 (WestJet Encore)

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FWJS (msn 39076) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 941120.

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WestJet announces two new summer routes

New logo

WestJet has announced two nonstop routes for this summer. Starting June 29, WestJet will begin service between London, Ontario and Vancouver and between Quebec City and Calgary. WestJet’s limited-edition flights will be offered only during the peak summer travel season.

From June 29 through September 8, WestJet will offer four weekly, nonstop flights between Quebec City and Calgary. Service will be reduced to three weekly, nonstop flights from September 8 through October 26. The service opens up 18 new WestJet destinations via Calgary International Airport including Saskatoon, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, Comox, Nanaimo, and WestJet’s new WestJet Link service to Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Cranbrook.

From June 29 to September 7, WestJet will offer three weekly, nonstop flights between London, Ontario and Vancouver. The service arrives in London in the evening and departs in the morning, opening up six new WestJet destinations including Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Fort St. John, Prince George and Kelowna via VancouverInternational Airport.

Details of new service:

Route Frequency Departs Arrives Effective/End Date
Calgary – Quebec City 4x weekly 10:30 a.m. 4:32 p.m. June 29 / September 8, 2018
Quebec City – Calgary 4x weekly 5:30 p.m. 10:05 p.m. June 29 / September 8, 2018
Calgary – Quebec City 3x weekly 10:30 a.m. 4:32 p.m. September 8 / October 26, 2018
Quebec City – Calgary 3x weekly 5:30 p.m. 10:05 p.m. September 8 / October 26, 2018
Vancouver – London, ON 3x weekly 9:15 a.m. 4:27 p.m. June 29 / September 7,  2018
London, ON – Vancouver 4x weekly 5:30 p.m. 7:18 p.m. June 29 / September 7,  2018

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-6CT C-GWSJ (msn 34621) FLL (Andy Cripps). Image: 935325.

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