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WestJet weighs in on Transat rumours

Addressing the media at the WestJet campus Calgary yesterday, WestJet President and CEO Ed Sims made it clear that as far as he’s concerned, it’s business as usual for the carrier despite the Onex deal.
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WestJet sold to Onex Corporation for $5 billion; airline will go private

WestJet says it has entered into a definitive agreement for its acquisition by Onex Corporation for an all-cash deal worth $5 billion. Assuming the deal goes through, WestJet will operate as a privately-held company from late 2019 or early 2020 onwards.
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“The transaction is in the best interests of WestJet”: Onex deal will take WestJet private

TORONTO — Remember back in 1999 when Onex Corporation wanted to merge Air Canada and Canadian Airlines in a $1.8 billion deal, only to have Air Canada emerge victorious with its $92 million acquisition of the struggling carrier? Well, Onex has made aviation headlines again with its proposed acquisition of WestJet in an all-cash deal […]
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WestJet profit up as concerns linger over 737 Max grounding and Swoop

WestJet Airlines Ltd. topped expectations in its latest quarter, but chief executive Ed Sims said Tuesday the airline continues to face challenges from the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max aircraft and lagging demand at its discount subsidiary.
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WestJet Airlines reports first quarter profit up, beats expectations

WestJet Airlines Ltd. topped expectations as it reported its first-quarter profit climbed more than 30 per cent compared with a year ago.
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WestJet put a London phone booth in the middle of Calgary and here’s what happened next

A word of advice from WestJet: when London calls, you always answer.
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WestJet adds to network, nonstop flights between Austin and Calgary

CALGARY — WestJet’s new nonstop service between Austin and Calgary is officially up and running, adding to the carrier’s growing network out of YYC. The inaugural flight took off on May 2 between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Calgary International Airport. Service will run twice a week between the two cities. “We’re thrilled to welcome […]
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WestJet now flying Calgary-Portland, Halifax-Dublin nonstops

WestJet’s new daily nonstop flights between Portland (PDX) and Calgary are now underway, along with new six times weekly nonstop service between Halifax and Dublin.
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WestJet’s new Dreamliner takes off for Gatwick on flight WS1

WestJet has officially launched its new 787-9 Dreamliner featuring its new long-haul Business cabin seats between Calgary and London Gatwick with the departure of WS1.
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WestJet’s expanded AF codeshare extends its reach further into France, plus Italy & Greece

WestJet has expanded its codeshare relationship with Air France in a move that will give WestJet passengers access from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to seven cities in France, Italy and Greece.
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TWA Hotel, Empire Outlets, Statue of Liberty Museum all new in NYC
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The new TWA Hotel is now open at JFK Airport, completing the transformation of Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 former...
Lion World Travel announces joint VP appointments
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