CALGARY — WestJet was named North America’s Best Low-Cost Airline at Skytrax’s World Airline Awards for 2018.
WestJet joins the winner’s circle together with Air Canada, named ‘Best Airline in North America’ for the second year in a row, and Air Transat, which won ‘World’s Best Leisure Airline’, as reported July 17 at Travelweek.ca.
“We’re proud to be named the Best Low-Cost Airline in North America as voted on by 20 million global travellers,” said WestJet President and CEO Ed Sims. “More than 13,000 WestJetters and their dedication and commitment to providing exceptional service are the true winners of this award. We look forward to providing our guests with more products, services and destinations, along with our caring guest experience as we transition to a global airline.”
Globally, WestJet also ranked sixth in the Best Low-Cost Airlines category for 2018.
The annual World Airline Awards began in 1999 when Skytrax launched its first global, annual airline customer satisfaction survey. For 2017-18, the independent, impartial and global awards were voted on by over 20 million customers.
WestJet’s growing fleet currently operates more than 700 flights daily, reaching 106 cities in 22 countries across Canada, the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and Europe.
A complete list of the award-winning airlines can be found here: https://www.worldairlineawards.com/worlds-best-low-cost-airlines-2018/.