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WestJet’s statement on Boeing 737 MAX

WestJet made this announcement:

Following Boeing’s announcement regarding the 737-MAX aircraft, WestJet today announced it will be updating its schedule to remove the aircraft through to June 24, 2020. Any affected guests will be proactively contacted once work is complete.

WestJet has completed more than 98 per cent of its planned departures even while its 13 MAX aircraft remain on the ground.

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WestJet to launch Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Calgary service

WestJet today is bridging new domestic connections between the east and the west with the introduction of new nonstop seasonal service between Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Calgary beginning June 25, 2020.

WestJet’s seasonal service between Charlottetown Airport (YYG) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) will operate four-times weekly on WestJet’s 737 aircraft. Flights are timed for convenient connectivity from WestJet’s largest hub in Calgary to destinations across Western Canada including Vancouver, Edmonton, Kelowna and Victoria. The seasonal flight concludes September 7, 2020.

WestJet has served Prince Edward Island and the city of Charlottetown since 2005 and flights have more than doubled since introducing service. This summer, the airline will offer more than 67,000 seats to YYG, an increase of more than 20,000 from last year and in peak season will operate up to 20 flights per week from Charlottetown to Toronto and Calgary.

By June 2020 from Calgary, WestJet’s hub and home, the airline will operate more than 1000 flights per week in peak season to 57 destinations out of Calgary International Airport. More Calgarians choose WestJet for their air travel than any other airline.

Details of WestJet’s service between Charlottetown and Calgary:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Calgary-
Charlottetown
Four-times
weekly
10:45 p.m. 6:23 a.m. (+1) June 25 –
Sept. 7, 2020
Charlottetown-
Calgary
Four-times
weekly
7:15 a.m. 9:33 a.m. June 26 –

Sept. 7, 2020

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WestJet strengthens Atlantic gateway with new Halifax-Manchester service

WestJet is forging another connection across the Atlantic into the United Kingdom with the announcement of new nonstop service between Halifax, N.S., and Manchester U.K. beginning June 5, 2020. This summer, WestJet will operate more than 300 seasonal departures from Halifax to London (Gatwick) and Glasgow, Scotland.

 

WestJet’s seasonal service between Halifax Stanfield (YHZ) and Manchester Airport (MAN) will operate four-times weekly on the airline’s Boeing 737-700. Flights are timed for convenient connectivity across WestJet’s network into and out of Halifax.

WestJet has served Halifax since 2003 and has seen 300 per cent growth in flights to and from Halifax Stanfield and now serves 16 cities with an average of 60 daily inbound and outbound flights per day from Halifax.

Details of WestJet’s service between Halifax and Manchester, U.K.:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Halifax-
Manchester
Four-times
weekly
10:45 p.m. 8:10 a.m. (+1) June 5, 2020-
October 24,
2020
Manchester-
Halifax
Four-times
weekly
9:45 a.m. 11:52 a.m. June 6, 2020-
October 24,
2020

 

 

WestJet lands in Roatán

WestJet is celebrating carrying guests for the first time to the snorkeling and diving paradise of Roatán, Honduras following yesterday’s inaugural flight between Toronto and Roatán.

With convenient access to 14 Caribbean destinations non-stop from Toronto this winter, WestJet’s new service to Roatán is operated on the airline’s Boeing 737 aircraft featuring WestJet’s Premium and Economy cabins.

Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to WestJet’s Toronto hub and provide for WestJet Rewards accumulation and redemption along with additional benefits for WestJet Rewards top tier members.

Details of WestJet’s service between Toronto and Roatán:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Toronto-Roatán

(Sunday)

Once weekly 9:30 a.m. 1:11 p.m. December 15, 2019
Roatán- Toronto

(Sunday)

Once weekly 2:10 p.m. 7:27 p.m. December 15, 2019

 

WestJet adds Boston to the Calgary hub

WestJet guests will get the chance to pack more business and leisure into their travel itineraries with new seasonal daily nonstop service between the airline’s home in Calgary and Boston, Mass., starting on May 14, 2020.

In May 2020, WestJet will offer 19 U.S. destinations into and out of YYC including Atlanta, Portland, Austin, Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, Palm Springs and more.

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Calgary-Boston Daily 9:45 a.m. 4:15 p.m. May 14, 2020
Boston-Calgary Daily 5 p.m. 8:15 p.m. May 14, 2020

 

WestJet’s Christmas Miracle, to give or receive?

WestJet today released its Christmas Miracle video, To Give or Receive, highlighting real acts of giving and receiving, with a twist.

This year, families visiting a market in Toronto were invited into a life-size WestJet blue Santa hat for an experience they would never forget. WestJet left it up to them, with help from a holographic, interactive Blue Santa and his newest co-star, Ebeniza Scrooge, to determine whether to give or receive the presents waiting under the Christmas tree.

“The conversation around giving and receiving is a powerful one and this year’s video finds inspiration in both sides of the story,” said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President Marketing Communications. “The authentic reactions and emotions made possible through these acts make this year’s Christmas Miracle truly heartwarming.”

With presents like a $2,500 WestJet gift card, a beach vacation and more, the choice was up to Canadians to either give the gift to families with sick children staying at a Ronald McDonald House or keep it for themselves. There were no wrong answers and the touching moments are captured in the WestJet Christmas Miracle video here.

WestJet is committed to keeping families close when a child is sick by providing the gift of flight to its WestJet Cares for Kidspartner Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada. To Give or Receive participants who chose to donate their gift were also invited to join a special celebration at Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario in Hamilton, Ont.

“For over 10 years, our incredible partners at WestJet have helped us keep families from across Canada close together during a very difficult time in their lives,” said Cathy Loblaw, CEO, RMHC Canada. “We are so humbled by the generosity of Canadian families who chose to donate their gifts to Ronald McDonald House families this holiday season, giving them the greatest gift of all: family.”

WestJet created the magical Christmas experience for participants by working alongside partners ARHT Media Inc., leaders in holographic telepresence, who created the projections of Blue Santa and Ebeniza Scrooge.

“The incredible hologram technology allowed us to create immersive and personalized experiences in real-time,” continued Bartrem. “We wish guests and WestJetters throughout our network a merry Christmas.”

To find out more about WestJet Cares for Kids and its partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada click here. For information on Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada visit their website here.

WestJet launches 787 Dreamliner service to Maui

WestJet Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-GURP (msn 64975) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 946083.

WestJet’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner yesterday (October 31) carried guests for the first time between Calgary and Maui providing Hawaii-loving travelers the opportunity to experience WestJet’s state-of-the-art aircraft and award-winning guest experience while flying over the Pacific.

WestJet is the Canadian airline with the most flights to Hawaii and this winter will operate up to 54 weekly flights to four destinations. During peak season, the airline will operate 22 weekly flights between Western Canada and Maui and up to 28 weekly flights between Vancouver and Honolulu, Lihue and Kona.

Photo: Adrian Edwards via WestJet.

The WestJet Dreamliner features 320 seats in three cabins: Business, Premium and Economy, all of which contain a high-level of comfort and WestJet’s award-winning guest service. The Dreamliner’s Business cabin features all-aisle-access, lie-flat seats with on-demand dining and entertainment. The upscale Premium cabin is the ideal combination of comfort, value and guest service including a separate cabin, elevated meal service and signature welcome perks featuring sparkling wine and an amenity case. WestJet’s improved Economy cabin features on-demand inflight entertainment, blankets and pillows and complimentary food and beverages with a select number of extra legroom seats available for purchase.

Details of WestJet’s current service between Calgary and Maui (OGG):

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Calgary-Kahului* Up to six-times
weekly
11 a.m. 2:27 p.m. October 31, 2019
Kahului-Calgary* Up to six-times
weekly
10:30 p.m. 7:14 a.m. (+1) October 31, 2019
*Departure times may vary by day of week

Top Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-GURP (msn 64975) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 946083.

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