Wesjtet said Monday it would increase its flying by 10% in August, including a return to Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean, though it’s still 75% less than it flew in 2019
Unifor President Jerry Dias did not mince words when it came to Westjet’s latest cost-cutting move. Unifor was in the midst of a union drive among 2,300 Westjet staff who worked at airports and call centres when the axe fell.
Canada’s Westjet announced a major shakeup Wednesday, eliminating all airport operations except its four biggest centres and consolidating back-of-house services.
The International Air Transport Association – an umbrella group representing the world’s major airlines – said carriers expect to lose $84.3 billion (U.S.) this year and face a hard winter ahead.
Canada’s Westjet is bowing to mounting regulatory and public pressure and offering refunds on some of its flights cancelled due to the global pandemic.
Canada’s Transport Minister backed airlines over frustrated passengers, Tuesday, supporting their decision to offer vouchers for cancelled flights during the pandemic, instead of refunds.