Westjet said Monday it had received Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s blessing for a proposed takeover by Onex Corporation.
Westjet removed the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule until August 29, as uncertainty over the type’s return to service remain.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees has been certified to represent 170 flight attendants at ultra low-cost carrier Swoop.
Westjet has added Maui to its winter Boeing 787 Dreamliner schedule, while shifting daily Dreamliner capacity to its London-Gatwick to Toronto route.
The proposed merger between Air Canada and Air Transat poses a serious threat to competition between Canada and Europe.
News analysis: Proposed deals involving Westjet, Air Canada, and Air Transat suggest the Canadian aviation market has matured, and domestic growth has gone lethargic.
Westjet’s chief executive Ed Sims said the airline’s proposed sale to Onex would be good for the long-term growth of the company.
Why the announcement of Onex’s deal to buy Westjet feels like a death in the family.