WestJet News Stories

Onex To Acquire WestJet Airlines

May 13, 2019

Private equity investor Onex will acquire WestJet Airlines in an all cash offer worth around CAD$5 billion (USD$3.7 billion) including debt.


WestJet LCC Swoop Receives Operating Certificate

June 13, 2018

WestJet’s new low cost carrier Swoop has received its air operating certificate (AOC) approval from Transport Canada.


WestJet, Pilots Agree Mediation To Avert Strikes

May 28, 2018

WestJet and the ALPA union representing its pilots have agreed a settlement process through mediation, averting the threat of strikes.


Westjet Pilots Approve Strike Mandate

May 10, 2018

WestJet pilots have voted overwhelmingly to approve a strike, but the ALPA union stressed its goal is an agreement with the airline not industrial action.


WestJet Pilots Begin Strike Vote

April 25, 2018

The union representing pilots at WestJet has begun balloting members to approve a strike, after six months of negotiations with the Canadian airline ended with no agreement.



Boeing 737 MAX 7 Completes First Flight

March 16, 2018

The Boeing 737 MAX 7, the smallest member of the MAX family completed its first flight on Friday, the start of flight testing, with certification and delivery expected during 2019.


WestJet CEO Saretsky Replaced By Ed Sims

March 8, 2018

WestJet chief executive Gregg Saretsky will step down with immediate effect after eight years at the helm of Canada’s second biggest airline.


WestJet Ordered To Stop Swoop Hiring Practices - ALPA

March 6, 2018

WestJet has been ordered to stop its current hiring practices for its new ultra low-cost carrier Swoop, the ALPA union said in a statement.


WestJet Link Feeder Service Launch Delayed

January 31, 2018

WestJet has announced a delay in the launch of its WestJet Link feeder service to be operated by Pacific Coastal Airlines.


US-bound Flights Delayed Briefly At Toronto Airport

December 13, 2017

A potential security breach at Toronto’s Pearson Airport caused delays for some US-bound flights from the airport’s Terminal 3 on Wednesday.