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WestJet will take delivery of three Boeing 737-8 aircraft from BOC Aviation© AirTeamImages

BOC Aviation places Boeing 737-8 aircraft with WestJet Group

BOC Aviation has placed three used Boeing 737-8 aircraft with longstanding customer the WestJet Group (WestJet). All three aircraft are powered by CFM LEAP-1B engines and are scheduled for delivery in 2024. “We are delighted to welcome WestJet, one of Canada’s major airlines, back to our customer base. This deal is a testament to our […]

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The WestJet Group and AMFA reach tentative agreement, preventing work stoppage

The WestJet Group and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the certified union representing WestJet Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, have announced they have reached a tentative accord on the first collective bargaining agreement between the organisations. Both parties now await the ratification vote to be put forward to membership.Both parties now await the ratification vote to

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WestJet has purchased the first SAF supplied in Canada by Shell Aviation © Shutterstock

WestJet procures first SAF in Canada from Shell Aviation

WestJet has achieved a significant milestone in its mission to attain net-zero emissions by 2050 with the procurement of the first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied in Canada by Shell Aviation. This achievement underscores WestJet’s commitment to advancing sustainability within the aviation industry, marking a notable stride towards making Canada’s air travel sector more environmentally

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Travis Brassington named VP Group Safety for WestJet

WestJet has announced the appointment of Travis Brassington to the role of Vice-President, Group Safety. With more than ten years’ experience working across various flight operation functions at the WestJet Group, Brassington will join WestJet’s operational leadership team effective immediately.  Brassington joined WestJet in 2011 after more than 20 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force

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WestJet will begin to integrate its ultra-low-cost subsidiary Swoop

WestJet to begin integration of ultra-low-cost subsidiary Swoop

On June 9, the second collective bargaining agreement between WestJet and ALPA, the certified union representing pilots from both WestJet and Swoop, has been ratified. WestJet Group’s CEO, Alexis von Hoensbroech, expressed satisfaction with the agreement, emphazising its recognition of the value and contributions of its pilots. The agreement will be effective from January 1,

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WestJet names Michael Scott Executive Vice-President and CFO

The WestJet Group has named Michael Scott as the Group’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. The 30-year aviation industry veteran will start with the airline’s executive team on June 13, 2023. Scott’s long-established career with StandardAero, included more than 13 years as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. He led tremendous growth with revenue increases

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WestJet Group completes acquisition of Sunwing

The WestJet Group has completed its acquisition of Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines. The transaction, originally announced in March 2022, combines the two Canadian aviation and leisure travel success stories and will bring greater choice, competitive airfares and increased direct access to sun destinations to Canadian travellers. In addition, it positions Sunwing to continue its growth

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