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WestJet
IATA
WS
ICAO
WJA
Callsign
WESTJET
Founded 1996
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent flyer program Air Miles (not run by WestJet)
Member lounge Executive Lounges operated by Servisair
Fleet size 73 (+36 orders)
Destinations 46
Headquarters Calgary, Alberta
Key people Sean Durfy (CEO,President)
Website: http://www.westjet.com
A WestJet Boeing 737-700
A WestJet Boeing 737-700

WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX: WJA) is a Canadian low-cost carrier based in Calgary, Alberta, that flies to most major cities in Canada and 11 cities in the United States. WestJet is the second-largest Canadian carrier behind Air Canada (third-largest including Air Canada Jazz). WestJet is a rarity in the airline industry due to the fact that it is non-unionized. Profit-sharing is credited for this fact. WestJet plans to be one of the world's top 5 most profitable international airlines, by 2016.[1]. WestJet was rated the second-best low-cost airline in North America.[2] IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Calgary International Airport, (IATA: YYC, ICAO: CYYC), is the main airport that serves Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the surrounding region; It is located 17 km from the downtown core. ... Toronto Airport redirects here. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Edmonton International Airport (IATA: YEG, ICAO: CYEG) is the primary air passenger and air cargo facility in Edmonton, Alberta as well as a major hub facility for Northern Alberta and Northern Canada. ... Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 15 kilometres from downtown Vancouver. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... This article is about the reward program. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... Servisair is an aircraft ground handling company, operating at 175 airports worldwide. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... Sean Durfy, businessman, born St. ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 542 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 813 pixel, file size: 668 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 542 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 813 pixel, file size: 668 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium-range, narrowbody commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... “TSX” redirects here. ... A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier / airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Jazz Air LP (Air Canada Jazz) is a Canadian regional airline based in the Halifax Regional Municipality, at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia. ... Profit sharing, when used as a special term, refers to various incentive plans introduced by businesses that provide direct or indirect payments to employees that depend on companys profitability in addition to employees regular salary and bonuses. ...

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History

Founded on February 29, 1996 by Clive Beddoe, Mark Hill, Tim Morgan, and Donald Bell, WestJet aimed to follow the same path as Southwest Airlines and Morris Air, as a low-cost carrier. Originally meant to be a western Canada operation, WestJet soon became one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. February 29 is a day added into a leap year of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Clive Beddoe (born 1947) is a founding shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of WestJet Airlines. ... Originally, one half of British band The Artful Dogder. When Pete Devereux left prior to the production of TwentyFourSeven, Mark continued alone under the Artful Dodger name. ... This article is about the American airline. ... Morris Air was a low-fare airline based in Salt Lake City, Utah USA. It began operations in 1992. ... This article is about the region in Canada. ...


On February 29, 1996, the first WestJet flight (a Boeing 737) departed. At that time, the airline served Calgary (the airline's hub), Edmonton, Kelowna, Vancouver, and Winnipeg with a fleet of three Boeing 737-200 aircraft and two-hundred twenty employees. By the end of that same year, they had included Regina, Saskatoon, and Victoria. In 1997, service to Abbotsford was added. In addition, 1997 marked the one millionth passenger carried. February 29 is a day added into a leap year of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Location of Kelowna within the Central Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada Country Province Regional District Central Okanagan Settled 1879 Incorporated 1905 Government  - Mayor Sharon Shepherd  - Governing body Kelowna City Council  - MP Ron Cannan  - MLAs Al Horning Sindi Hawkins Area  - City 283 km²  (109. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Nickname: Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: , Country Province District Municipality of Sherwood Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Trent Wotherspoon Kevin Yates Kim... Saskatoon is a city located in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River. ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ... For other cities with this name, see Abbotsford. ...


In 1999, a milestone was reached when WestJet was able to offer its first public sharing at 2.5 million shares. Also in 1999, the cities of Thunder Bay, Grande Prairie, and Prince George were added to WestJet's route map. In 2000, the airline expanded to Canada's eastern region, reaching Hamilton, Moncton, and Ottawa, and choosing Hamilton as the airline's eastern region hub. That year, Beddoe, Hill, Morgan and Bell were given the Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year award in Canada for their contribution to the Canadian airline industry. In 2001, expansion continued to include Fort McMurray and Comox, and to Sault Ste. Marie (no longer served), Sudbury (no longer served), Thompson (no longer served)and Brandon (no longer served), although service to some of these cities was subsequently withdrawn. The airline's four creators also received another entrepreneurship award. In 2002, the airline added two new eastern Canadian destinations: the cities of London and Toronto. In April 2003, WestJet added Windsor (no longer served), Montreal, Halifax, St. John's, and Gander (no longer served). Nickname: Motto: Superior by nature Location of Thunder Bay, Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Region Northwestern Ontario District Thunder Bay District CMA Thunder Bay Settled 1679 as Fort Caministigoyan See histories of Port Arthur and Fort William Amalgamation 1 January 1970 Government [1][2]  - Type Municipal Government  - Mayor Lynn... Grande Prairie redirects here. ... These cutbanks on the Nechako River are Prince Georges signature natural landmark. ... Eastern Region may refer to: Eastern Region, Nigeria This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... For other uses, see Moncton (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Fort McMurray, colloquially referred to as Fort Mac, is a boom town area in the northeastern part of Canadas western province of Alberta, in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. ... Coordinates: Country Canada Province British Columbia Regional District Comox-Strathcona Incorporated 1953 Government  - Mayor Jim Brass Area  - City 26. ... Nickname: Motto: Naturally Gifted Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario District Algoma District Incorporated 1887 (town), 1912 (city) Government  - City Mayor John Rowswell  - Governing body The Corporation of the City of Sault Sainte Marie  - MPs Tony Martin  - MPPs David Orazietti Area  - City  276 sq mi (715 km²) Elevation  630 ft (192... Nickname: Motto: Aedificemus (Latin for Come, let us build together) Coordinates: , Country Province Established 1893 (as Sudbury)   2001 (as Greater Sudbury) Government  - Mayor John Rodriguez  - Governing Body Greater Sudbury City Council  - MPs Raymond Bonin (LPC), Diane Marleau (LPC)  - MPPs Rick Bartolucci (OLP), Shelley Martel (NDP) Area  - City 3,200 km... The City of Thompson, Hub of the North is the regional trade and service centre of Northern Manitoba. ... Brandon Manitoba, a city in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Province Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs List of MLAs... Nickname: Motto: Avancez (Go forward) Coordinates: , Country Province Established August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I Government  - City Mayor Andy Wells  - Governing body St. ... A wood carving of the town seal of Gander on display at Memorial University of Newfoundland. ...


In April 2004, WestJet moved its eastern hub from Hamilton to Toronto. All of the flights between Ottawa and Hamilton and Montreal and Hamilton were moved to Toronto, a move that brought WestJet more fully into the lucrative Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal triangle.


In 2004, a number of U.S. destinations were added or announced. These included San Francisco (no longer served), Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and New York City (not served from 2005 until 2008 with the addition of Newark International Airport flight). For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... San Francisco redirects here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Tampa redirects here. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Broward Established 27 March 1911 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Jim Naugle Area [1]  - City 36. ... Orlando redirects here. ... FAA diagram of LaGuardia Airport Fiorello La Guardia Airport is located in Flushing, a neighborhood within the New York City borough of Queens, New York near the Flushing Bay. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA Airport Code EWR; ICAO Airport Code KEWR) is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ...


WestJet's transborder flights fly non-stop from Calgary (WestJet's main hub), as well as Edmonton, Kelowna, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg.


Palm Springs was added in early 2005 to the company's list of destinations, as was San Diego (no longer served), while New York-LaGuardia was dropped. In April 2005, they announced new seasonal service to Charlottetown but ceasing service to Gander. In June 2005, the airline announced it was ceasing service to Windsor, effective October 30, 2005, shifting capacity to nearby London. In fall 2005, Ft. Myers and Las Vegas were added to the growing list of destinations. Palm Springs is a desert city in Riverside County, California approximately 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles and 140 miles (225 km) northeast of San Diego. ... San Diego redirects here. ... For other uses, see Charlottetown (disambiguation). ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in June June 27: Shelby Foote June 27: John T. Walton June 26: Richard Whiteley June 25: John Fiedler June 25: Chet Helms June 24: Paul Winchell June 21: Jaime Cardinal Sin June 20: Jack Kilby... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fort Myers is the home of county seat[3] and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


After rumours and speculation surrounding the implementation of extended-range twin-engine operations (ETOPS), WestJet announced new service to the Hawaiian Islands from Vancouver on September 20, 2005. In December 2005, the airline began flying from Vancouver to Honolulu and Vancouver to Maui. All flights returning from the Hawaiian Islands are overnight flights (red-eyes) allowing the carrier to reduce fleet downtime. ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) is an acronym for an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rule permitting twin-engined commercial air transports to fly routes that, at some points, are farther than a distance of 60 minutes flying time from an emergency or diversion airport with one... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → 31 December 2005 (Saturday) 25-year-old Scottish human rights worker Kate Burton and her parents are freed unharmed in the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian gunmen who kidnapped them two days earlier. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... For other uses, see Maui (disambiguation). ... A red-eye flight is a flight operated by an airline late at night or very early in the morning, during the period from 9:00 p. ...


In 2006, WestJet announced they were dropping their service to San Francisco and San Diego. WestJet's first scheduled service outside Canada and the United States began in 2006 with service to Nassau, Bahamas. This was considered a huge milestone within the company's long-term destination strategy and was a vital goal for future international market presence. For other uses of Nassau, see Nassau (disambiguation). ...


In 2007, WestJet announced that they would begin flights from Deer Lake Regional Airport in Newfoundland, Saint John in New Brunswick, and Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario. There would be direct flights to Toronto from Saint John, and Deer Lake, and flights to Calgary from Kitchener-Waterloo. Deer Lake Regional Airport (IATA: YDF, ICAO: CYDF) is located 3 nautical miles (5. ... Saint John[3] is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick, and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. ... Kitchener-Waterloo (K-W) is an unofficial but ubiquitous name for the area in Ontario, Canada, consisting of the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, approximately 100 kilometres west of Toronto. ... Saint John[3] is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick, and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. ... The sun sets over Deer Lake, Newfoundland, June 2003. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ...


Also in June 2007, WestJet added seven new international seasonal flights to Saint Lucia, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico as well as a third Hawaiian destination; Kona. There is also a town of Kailua on the Island of O‘ahu. ...


In May 2008, WestJet will commence service to Quebec City with daily non-stop flights from Toronto and one-stop service from Edmonton.


On June 2, 2008, WestJet will commence seasonal service between Calgary and New York City via Newark Liberty International Airport. This article is about the Canadian city. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ...


Legal History

In late 2002 the Airline was accused by rival Air Canada of espionage for their role in accessing confidential information in order to gain a business advantage.[3][4][5] On May 29, 2006, WestJet issued a press release [6] admitting its involvement in the Air Canada espionage scandal, and agreeing to pay over 5 million dollars in legal and investigation fees to Air Canada, and to donate over $10 million to various children's charities in the name of Air Canada and WestJet. A trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, or compilation of information which is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable, by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For information on Wikipedia press releases, see Wikipedia:Press releases. ...


Current status

During a second quarter conference call in 2004, Clive Beddoe announced that WestJet would serve the United States. On September 20, 2004 WestJet commenced the first phase of its trans-border flights by flying from Calgary and Toronto to Los Angeles International Airport as well as Toronto to New York LaGuardia. However, WestJet ended service to New York (LaGuardia) on July 4, 2005, citing an inability to secure gates at the airport. Flights to New York will resume in June 2008 via Newark International Airport. A conference call is a telephone call in which the calling party wishes to have more than one called party listen in to the audio portion of the call. ... Clive Beddoe (born 1947) is a founding shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of WestJet Airlines. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... FAA diagram of LaGuardia Airport Fiorello La Guardia Airport is located in Flushing, a neighborhood within the New York City borough of Queens, New York near the Flushing Bay. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the state. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA Airport Code EWR; ICAO Airport Code KEWR) is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ...


Soon after, the airline announced new service from Calgary to Fort Lauderdale; Edmonton to Las Vegas; Kelowna to Las Vegas; Toronto to Fort Myers and Phoenix; Montreal to Fort Lauderdale; Winnipeg to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix; and Vancouver to Las Vegas, Palm Springs, and Phoenix.

A departing WestJet Boeing 737-800
A departing WestJet Boeing 737-800

WestJet Airlines entered into a two-year agreement with Air Transat in August 2003 whereby WestJet 737 aircraft would be filled by Transat's two main tour operators, World of Vacations and Air Transat Holidays. The planes are operated by WestJet crews. Some of the destinations where WestJet planes can be found are the Dominican Republic, Puerto Vallarta, Panama City, Cancún, Mazatlán, Varadero, Cuba and St. Martin. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Air Transat is an airline based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, operating scheduled and charter flights and serving 90 destinations in 25 countries. ... Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican resort city situated on the Pacific Oceans Bahía de Banderas. ... This is about the capital of Panama. ... Location of Cancún Location of Cancún Coordinates: , Country Mexico State Municipality Benito Juárez Foundation April 20, 1970 Government  - Mayor Francisco Antonio Alor Quezada (PRI) Highest elevation 10 m (30 ft) Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft) Population (2005)  - Total 572,973  - Demonym Cancunense Time zone CST (UTC... Coordinates: , Country State Municipality Mazatlán Government  - Mayor Alejandro Higuera Osuna Area  - Municipality 3,068. ... , Aerial photo of Varadero Varadero is a popular resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and one of the largest in the Caribbean. ... St. ...


In 2005, WestJet implemented Personal TV (PTV) from LiveTV on board its 737-700 and -800 fleet. Channels include Global TV, CTV, CBS, Citytv, Treehouse TV, ABC, NBC, CBC and a WestJet Channel, which shows a regional map with the aircraft's location, GPS derived altitude, and groundspeed. WestJet plans to add Live TV onto their 737-600 aircraft beginning in the 2007/2008 Winter season. In-flight entertainment (IFE) refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight. ... LiveTV is the leading provider of innovative, low-cost in-flight entertainment products and services to commercial aircraft markets worldwide. ... The Global Television Network (more commonly called Global) is a major English-language television network in Canada, owned by CanWest Global Communications. ... This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Citytv is an English language privately owned television system in Canada. ... Treehouse TV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel with programming targeted towards preschoolers that launched on November 1, 1997. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... This article is about the television network. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... Ground speed is the speed of an aircraft compared to the ground without factoring in the wind or other weather conditions. ...


WestJet was to be the Boeing launch customer for the 737-600 winglets, but announced in their Q2 2006 results that they were not going to move ahead with those plans. WestJet CEO Clive Beddoe cited the cost and time associated with their installation was not warranted as they are primarily used for short-haul routes. As a result of the abandonment of the program to install winglets on these aircraft, WestJet incurred a one-time charge of approximately $609,000.


In August 2006, in a Globe and Mail interview, Sean Durfy (then executive Vice-President of Marketing but since appointed to President of the company in September 2006) stated that WestJet was in talks with, and considering joining Oneworld, a code and route sharing alliance that includes many large worldwide airlines. If a deal with Oneworld were reached, it would allow WestJet to maintain its scheduling flexibility.[7] It would increase passenger traffic for WestJet, while filling in a Canadian void for the Oneworld alliance left by the takeover of Canadian Airlines, as well as expanding options for flights from Canada to South America. August 2006 is the eighth month of that year, and has yet to occur. ... The Globe and Mail is a Canadian English-language nationally distributed newspaper, based in Toronto and printed in six cities across the country. ... September 2006 is the ninth month of 2006 and has begun on a Friday. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


On October 26, 2006, WestJet announced that it had its best quarterly profit ever, reaching C$52.8 million. WestJet gained market share and kept its costs under control, helping profits to surge. is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Market share, in strategic management and marketing, is the percentage or proportion of the total available market or market segment that is being serviced by a company. ...


Destinations

Main article: WestJet destinations

This is a list of airports that WestJet flies to. ...

Fleet

The WestJet fleet consists of the following aircraft as of January 2008: Image File history File linksMetadata CYYCWestjetTerminalNorth. ... Image File history File linksMetadata CYYCWestjetTerminalNorth. ... Calgary International Airport, (IATA: YYC, ICAO: CYYC), is the main airport that serves Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the surrounding region; It is located 17 km from the downtown core. ...

WestJet Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-600 13 119 PTVs and leather seats
Boeing 737-700 54 136 PTVs and leather seats, Winglets
Boeing 737-800 6 166 PTVs and leather seats, Winglets
Total 73

The airline flies a fleet that consists exclusively of Boeing 737s, taking a cue from the successful single operating type model pioneered by Southwest Airlines. The first deliveries of 737-600 and 737-800 aircraft began in 2005, and by September 2006 the final 737-600 aircraft was delivered. WestJet's future aircraft orders only consist of 737-700 and 737-800 models. WestJet plans to have a fleet of 111 aircraft by the end of 2013. The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... This article is about the American airline. ...


Boeing confirmed on August 2, 2007 that WestJet had placed an order for 20 Boeing 737NG.[8] The order is primarily for B737-700 but with conversion rights to B737-800s. is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ...


Retired fleet

It was announced early in 2005 that the 737-200 fleet would be retired within the year, to be replaced by newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft. On July 12, 2005, WestJet announced that it had completed the sale of its remaining Boeing 737-200 to Miami-based Apollo Aviation Group (Apollo). The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ...


On January 9, 2006, the last Boeing 737-200 (Tail 748 C-FCWJ) was flown during a fly-by ceremony at the WestJet hangar in Calgary. (See External Links). The aircraft was flown by Don Bell. The last commercial revenue flight by a -200 was a charter flight, Las Vegas to Calgary, arriving at 0130 January 9, 2006, flown by tail 741 (C-GWWJ). Currently, WestJet claims an average aircraft age of 3.2 years (as of 1 December 2007).[9] is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Red Arrows and Concorde conclude a special flypast over Buckingham Palace on 4 June, 2002 celebrating the Queens Golden Jubilee. ... A charter airline is one that operates charter flights, that is flights that take place outside normal schedules, by a hiring arrangement with a particular customer. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Incidents and accidents

  • On February 17, 2008 a WestJet Boeing 737-700 aircraft over-ran runway 07 at Ottawa (CYOW). No deaths or injuries have been reported and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating the cause.[10]
  • On September 6, 2007 a WestJet Boeing 737-700 aircraft en route to Halifax from Calgary encountered sudden turbulence just north of Sudbury Ontario, causing a sharp drop which injured 9 passengers. The plane carried on to Halifax and landed without incident.[11]
  • In August, 2007, a WestJet Boeing 737-700 aircraft carrying 136 passengers, including crew, had a close call at Los Angeles International Airport. A WestJet plane arriving from Calgary nearly collided with a Northwest Airlines airplane that was taking off from a parallel runway. The plane took off without incident.
  • In June, 2006, a WestJet Boeing 737-700 aircraft carrying 103 passengers including crew, had to return to Vancouver, thirty five minutes after taking off due to the failure of one of the flight control systems. The plane landed without incident.
  • In December, 2003, a WestJet Boeing 737-700 aircraft carrying 57 passengers including crew, had to return to Calgary, seven minutes after taking off when one of its turbofan engines failed. The plane landed without incident.

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Livery

The WestJet planes are mostly white, except for the lettering on the cabins, the tail, and the metallic wings and tailfins. The height of the tailfin era; the 1959 Cadillac. ...


The tail is divided into rough and slanted thirds, coloured (from back to front) navy blue, white, and teal. This pattern is used on the outside of the blended winglets at the end of the wings, while on the inside, the winglets are painted white with the words WestJet.com in black lettering. Rutan VariEze, the first aircraft to use winglets in 1975 Learjet 28/29, the first production jet aircraft to use winglets in 1977 McDonnell Douglas MD-11, one of the first airliners to benefit from winglet research Wingtip devices are usually intended to improve the efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/cp/business/070611/b0611157A.html
  2. ^ http://www.worldairlineawards.com/Awards-2006/Lowcost.htm Accessed on May 14th, 2007.
  3. ^ http://www.hanford.gov/oci/maindocs/ci_r_docs/Air_Canada_accuses_WestJet_of_espionage.pdf
  4. ^ Globe and Mail article - Espionage accusation
  5. ^ Reuters - WestJet settled with Air Canada
  6. ^ WestJet press release - Regarding spying on Air Canada
  7. ^ Jang, Brent. "WestJet Looks to Fly Higher with Oneworld", The Globe and Mail, August 31, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-10-31. 
  8. ^ Boeing: Boeing Confirms WestJet Order for 20 Next-Generation 737 Airplanes
  9. ^ WestJet - Fleet information
  10. ^ No injuries after Westjet 737 overruns at Ottawa
  11. ^ http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/TopStories/ContentPosting.aspx?feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V2&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20070906%2fplane_turbulence_070907&showbyline=True

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External links

  • WestJet website
  • WestJet information, news and company headlines
  • Virtual WestJet (Flight Simulation)
  • Westjet Flight Reservations
  • FlyerTalk WestJet Passenger Perks
  • WestJet Executive Lounges operated by Penauiller Servisair
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WestJet - Travel Tips (5028 words)
WestJet does not profit from the collection of this fee, but is required to collect it on behalf of the airports we use (with the exception of the Monton AIF which is collected at the airport on the day of travel).
WestJet guests are required to be through security and at their departure gate 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of their flight.
WestJet serves complimentary soft drinks and juices and a selection of small snacks, but if your child has special dietary needs or is traveling on a very long flight, you may wish to pack a special snack for them to enjoy.
WestJet - Web check-in (515 words)
In order to maintain our high level of on-time departures and arrivals, WestJet guests are advised to be through security and at their departure gate 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of their flight.
WestJet now has dedicated baggage drop counters for Web check-in guests in all domestic (Canadian) airports.
WestJet guests with special service requests, unaccompanied minors, and anyone without a confirmed ticket can speak with a customer service agent at any time.
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