CALGARY — Travel agents stepped up to help WestJet passengers through the airline’s recent labour woes. With the potential labour action now resolved, WestJet is putting its money where its mouth is with a big ‘thank you’ to its loyal agent partners, and 4% commission on all domestic Econo fares.
Commission can now be earned on all Econo fares for new air-only bookings made June 1 – 30 for travel within Canada from June 1 – July 31.
WestJet says it wants to thank its partners for their support.
“We know the potential labour action caused frustration for you and your travellers, and we want to extend a sincere thank you to all our travel trade partners for your patience,” says Lyell Farquharson, Vice-President, Sales and Distribution.
“With the recent agreement to a settlement process, you and your clients can once again book with confidence. We are offering commission on additional Econo fares to recognize all our partners for your continued support over the last few weeks.”
Some restrictions apply. Full offer details are available at westjettravelagents.com.
The news comes as WestJet launches its first continental Europe flights, with its inaugural flight to Paris CDG taking off from Halifax last night. The flight landed in France at 10 a.m. local time.
“This is a historic day for WestJet as we touch down on the European mainland for the first time,” said Tim Croyle, WestJet Interim Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “This new service reinforces our confidence in Atlantic Canada and our ongoing support of Nova Scotia’s tourism and economic development objectives outlined in its Atlantic Gateway initiative. Paris is the latest milestone chapter in WestJet’s drive to become a truly global airline, bringing Canada to the world and the world to Canada.”
WestJet’s daily nonstop flights between Halifax and Paris are operated on the B737 MAX and have been timed to connect with WestJet flights across Canada and with codeshare partner, Air France-KLM in Paris.
The addition of Paris to the WestJet network brings the airline’s overall reach to 106 cities in 22 countries across Canada, the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and Europe.