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Get Word of the Day daily email! Need even more definitions? By the end of that same year, the company had added Regina , Saskatoon and Victoria to its network. In mid-September , WestJet's fleet was grounded due to a disagreement with Transport Canada over maintenance schedule requirements.
The airline suspended all service for 2 weeks before resuming flights. In July , WestJet made its initial public offering of stock at 2. The airline selected John C.
Munro Hamilton International Airport to be the focus of its Eastern Canadian operations and its main connection point in Eastern Canada. It also added Sault Ste. Marie , Sudbury , Ontario, Thompson and Brandon , Manitoba ; however, service to each of these four cities has since been withdrawn.
In , the airline also added another two new Eastern Canadian destinations: These chartered flights operated largely to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean and the planes were operated by WestJet crews. Air Canada accused WestJet of accessing Air Canada confidential information via a private website in order to gain a business advantage.
In January , WestJet announced that it was moving the focus of its Eastern operations from Hamilton to Toronto the following April, fully moving into the lucrative Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal triangle and tripling the total number of its flights out of Toronto Pearson International Airport. In , a number of U. In April , they announced new seasonal service to Charlottetown and ceased service to Gander.
In fall , Ft. Myers and Las Vegas were added to the growing list of destinations. In late August , WestJet flew to Baton Rouge, Louisiana , transporting members of a Vancouver-based urban search and rescue team to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 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, In December , the airline began flying from Vancouver to Honolulu and Maui.
This was considered a huge milestone within the company's long-term destination strategy and was a vital goal for future international market presence. The same year, WestJet commissioned the construction of a new six-storey head office building, next to their existing hangar facility at the Calgary International Airport.
The first employees moved in during the first quarter of , and the building officially opened the following May. In May , the airline launched new seasonal service to the cities of Yellowknife , Northwest Territories and Sydney, Nova Scotia ; service to Yellowknife was later extended through the winter of During the s decade , WestJet made significant gains in domestic market share against Air Canada.
In late April , WestJet temporarily suspended service to several of its destinations in Mexico due to the outbreak of influenza A H1N1 in the country.
In July , WestJet announced 11 new international destinations for its winter schedule. Ixtapa and Cozumel were also added to the list of destinations served in Mexico.
Service to New Orleans lasted only one season and did not return the next year. In late WestJet announced it was wet leasing a Boeing aircraft to expand service between Calgary to Honolulu and Maui and Edmonton to Maui, on a seasonal basis. On November 15, , WestJet announced their first destination in Europe. Seasonal service from St. The charter flew from Lester B. On July 7, , WestJet announced that they were in the "advanced stages of sourcing" four wide-body aircraft that would begin flying by the fall of WestJet would take delivery of four Boeing ERs in summer It is the carrier's third transatlantic destination after Dublin and Glasgow.
The majority of flights to London uses the wide-body Boeing ER aircraft. John's, Vancouver, Winnipeg seasonal Calgary and Toronto year-round went on sale to the public.
In April , WestJet announced plans to launch an ultra-low-cost carrier in late While announcing an expansion of the senior leadership team on January 11, , Gregg Saretsky reconfirmed the airline's strategic goal to become a global, full-service carrier. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered to the airline in early The key issue in negotiations is outsourcing work to operate the new Swoop carriers. On May 14, WestJet announced new Premium Economy seats to replace the Plus seats, their current premium economy offering.
The new seats will feature a wider configuration on the Boeing aircraft. Entry into service on the Boeing MAX 8 aircraft was planned for fall , and the rest of the Boeing s would follow in However, entry into service has been delayed until winter On October 12, , WestJet announced its new branding, along with details on the arrival on the Boeing WestJet changed its slogan from Owners Care to Love where you're flying , announced a new logo however, such logo was seen in May with the announcement of the Boeing Dreamliner along with its livery , announced Boeing routes and launch dates, and an overall new brand image.
Boeing flights were announced to commence on April 28, with service from Calgary International Airport to London Gatwick Airport , with service to Paris and Dublin following. WestJet also announced that the Boeing will be replacing the Boeing that they currently operate. It was officially announced on September 27, , and commenced operations on June 20, Swoop currently operates a fleet of 4 Boeing aircraft, with plans to expand to 6 by the end of and to 10 in WestJet's largest hub in terms of daily departures is Toronto Pearson International Airport , the airline's main connection point in Eastern Canada and Calgary International Airport , the airlines main connection point in western Canada.
WestJet provides the most Canadian flights to Las Vegas and Orlando , offering non-stop routes some of them seasonal from eleven Canadian cities to Orlando and nine to Las Vegas.
Since , WestJet is the largest international carrier, by volume of passengers, flying into Las Vegas. In July , WestJet announced flights to London Gatwick Airport operated by Boeing aircraft, which had not previously been part of the airline's fleet, starting spring In October more international destinations were announced.
Starting in , Westjet will begin direct flights from Calgary to Dublin and Paris. Westjet intends to use it's new aircraft to fly the new routes. In , WestJet was in talks regarding a possible 'feeder' arrangement for Air Canada's network.
In , WestJet began a limited interline agreement with Taiwan-based China Airlines , in part to test the company's capability to partner with other carriers. Durfy said that, if a deal with Oneworld were reached, it would allow WestJet to maintain its scheduling flexibility;  Durfy was later quoted in saying that a deal for WestJet to join the Oneworld alliance was unlikely.
In July WestJet announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding to build a distribution and codeshare agreement with U. In light of a possible joint venture between WestJet and Delta , American and WestJet ceased their codeshare agreement on July 31, In WestJet announced it has been in talks with 70 airlines around the world interested in an interline or codeshare agreement.
As of June , WestJet has 27 interline agreements and 16 codeshare agreements. WestJet codeshares with the following airlines: On December 6, , WestJet and Delta Air Lines signed a preliminary memorandum of understanding to extend their current codeshare agreement into a joint venture, pending regulatory and board approval. On July 19, , WestJet and Delta Air Lines signed a definitive year agreement into a joint venture between the two airlines.
The airlines' current frequent flier programs will also be updated to be more closely aligned, and the airlines will be co-located at key hub airports. WestJet's mainline fleet is all manufactured by Boeing , with the following aircraft as of July The mainline fleet currently consists exclusively of Boeing aircraft, while wholly owned subsidiary Encore flies Bombardier Dash 8 Qs.
The first two examples were delivered in mid-June The order was primarily for Boeing but with conversion rights to Boeing s. WestJet was to be the Boeing launch customer for the winglets on the , but announced in their second-quarter 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.
In the winter season, WestJet has temporarily wet leased Boeing aircraft to expand service between Alberta and Hawaii.
From February through April , a single aircraft was leased from North American Airlines for this purpose;   in the winter of , a single aircraft was leased from Thomas Cook Airlines. By July of the same year, Saretsky confirmed that wide-body service would begin in In a statement, the airline said that they were seeking more large aircraft with the intention of adding new destinations.
Saretsky also stated that he hoped for wide-body growth to be responsible, but quick. As of May 2, , WestJet announced the purchase of up to 20 Boeing Dreamliner aircraft; 10 are firm orders with deliveries from through , and 10 are options for delivery between and In early it was announced that the Boeing fleet would be retired and replaced by newer, more fuel-efficient Next Generation series aircraft.
WestJet's aircraft are painted white except for the lettering on the fuselage, wings and vertical stabilizer , except for special examples as noted below.
The tail is divided roughly into slanted thirds, coloured from front to back 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 "WestJet.
In February WestJet introduced a special livery on one Boeing aircraft promoting its customer-service promise, or "Care-antee", in both English and French. This aircraft also featured a new tail design. In , the Care-antee aircraft underwent a second livery change in partnership with Disney , featuring Mickey Mouse from the movie Fantasia and adopting the name "Magic Plane".
A second Disney aircraft was completed in , named " Frozen Plane", with characters Elsa and Anna on the vertical stabilizer and a similar theme in the cabin. In May , WestJet unveiled a new livery, the first significant change since the inception of the company. It includes a new font for the word "WestJet"; written across the middle of the aircraft fuselage is "The Spirit of Canada" on the port side and "L'esprit du Canada" on the starboard side.
An updated, stylized maple leaf on the aircraft tail is also included. The second Disney-themed aircraft, the "Frozen Plane" revealed in October , is adorned with characters from the movie Frozen. A BoeingNG subtitle adorns the lower fuselage of the th Boeing Next Generation aircraft received by the airline. In , two aircraft with a new Tartan Tail decal were unveiled, marking the airline's new service between Halifax and Scotland.
The pattern has since been removed from both aircraft. WestJet includes a buy-on-board meal service with sandwiches, alcoholic beverages and snacks for purchase. In some markets, the sandwiches offered on board are made by local delis in the departure city such as the Bread Garden in Vancouver, Spolumbo's in Calgary and DiRienzo's in Ottawa. By February , the final plans were released, featuring Panasonic 's airline entertainment system.
The system can be accessed through personal web-enabled devices. System installation began by the end of
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