WestJet provides operations update at midway point of summer travel season

WestJet provides operations update at midway point of summer travel season

CALGARY — WestJet completed 97.5% of all scheduled flights across the month of July 2022, with 82% of all scheduled and operated flights arriving within 45 minutes of scheduled arrival time.

WestJet says this puts the carrier ahead of the major Canadian air carriers.

“Our latest performance reflects the responsible and proactive approach our teams took to stabilize our operations in the face of a myriad of hurdles including industry-wide staffing challenges, legacy pandemic health policies, spiking fuel prices, supply-chain issues and inflation,” said Diederik Pen, WestJet’s Executive Vice-President and COO.

“Our number one priority is ensuring our guests arrive safely to their destination, as on-time as the current aviation landscape allows for.”

WestJet has committed to issuing frequent updates on its flight performance as airlines around the world grapple with the surge in demand at this point in the pandemic. The stats are provided by Cirium.

“At the midway point of peak summer travel, WestJet continues to strive to deliver a reliable schedule within a challenging operating environment, as Canadians and international guests return to the skies,” says the carrier.

For the latest stats plus an FAQ, click here.