CALGARY — WestJet is extending its temporary transborder and international route suspensions through June 25, 2020, and has updated its schedule for June 5 – July 4. The airline says passengers with travel booked after June 5 through July 4 will be notified of their options. The move updates WestJet’s April 23 announcement that it was […]
As the coronavirus crisis continues to ravage the airline industry, WestJet has released new details about its domestic flight schedule, announcing it will remove some 4,000 weekly flights, or 600 daily flights, from May 5 through June 4.
“It may sound bizarre” to hear an “airline guy” encourage people to stay at home, but that’s exactly what Ed Sims did in his heartfelt video message to WestJetters and Canadians announcing that the airline will be putting almost 6,400 of its employees back on the payroll to take advantage of the federal government’s wage subsidy program.
Following yesterday’s announcement by Prime Minister Trudeau who implored all Canadians abroad to “come home”, WestJet has made the move to suspend all international and transborder flights for 30 days.