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.
June 13, 2018
WestJet’s new low cost carrier Swoop has received its air operating certificate (AOC) approval from Transport Canada.
May 28, 2018
WestJet and the ALPA union representing its pilots have agreed a settlement process through mediation, averting the threat of strikes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 31, 2018
WestJet has announced a delay in the launch of its WestJet Link feeder service to be operated by Pacific Coastal Airlines.
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.