A bombshell was dropped Monday in Canada’s aviation industry, with Westjet announcing it would be sold to private equity firm Onex Corporation.
Swoop’s shoulder-season – its first fall and winter of operations – produced less-than-expected results for the ultra low-cost carrier.
Westjet delivered a 33% increase in profits in the first quarter, flying a record 6.3 million guests in the first three months of 2019.
Westjet suspended five routes Sunday as the fallout from the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max continues to grow.
Westjet signed a code-share agreement Friday, allowing passengers to connect on Air France flights to seven European destinations through Paris.
Westjet officially opened a new hangar in Calgary Wednesday, large enough to accommodate its new 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flight attendants at Westjet Encore moved closer to unionization, as the Canadian Union of Public Employees filed a labour application to represent them.
Westjet reported a load factor of 87% in March, its highest ever.