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#OneTravelIndustry Video Series: WestJet

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WestJet removing 4,000 flights weekly from its domestic schedule

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.
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We asked, WestJet answered: 13 months vs. 24 months for unused credits

WestJet says it’s looking into a discrepancy with expiry timelines for open / unused credits for cancelled WestJet flights, on the WestJet Agent portal versus on the consumer site.
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Here’s why “an airline guy” is encouraging people to stay home: WestJet CEO Ed Sims

“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.
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WestJet extends transborder, international flight cancellations to May 4

WestJet has announced a two-week extension to the cancellation of its transborder and international flights, to May 4.
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WestJetters “put up their hand” to support the airline’s survival

Some 6,900 WestJet employees are leaving the company, some temporarily, in the wake of the travel restrictions and border closures amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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WestJet suspends all international and transborder flights for 30 days

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.
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WestJet postpones spring 2020 Travel Trade Expos

WestJet says it is postponing its spring 2020 WestJet Travel Trade Expos.
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Here is WestJet president’s response to coronavirus outbreak

WestJet’s president and CEO has issued a statement about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak to reassure travellers that they can continue to “book with confidence.”
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“We need to do better”: WestJet pushes for more women in aviation

WestJet is calling for more women in aviation and has released a new video to shed more light on the issue.
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