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  • WestJet to add four 767-300s, exercise five Q400 options

    WestJet will acquire four Boeing 767-300ERW aircraft to launch its first widebody flights in late 2015, the airline announces.

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  • ANALYSIS: Fleet Watch - orders May 2013

    Review of commercial aircraft orders in May 2013

  • PICTURES: WestJet Encore receives first Q400 in Toronto

    WestJet Encore received its first Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 today at Bombardier's assembly plant in Toronto at Downsview...

  • WestJet orders 10 737-800s, defers five 737-700s

    Calgary-based WestJet has struck an agreement with Boeing to purchase 10 737-800s, and defer five 737-700s scheduled...

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  • ROUTES: Edmonton pushes for larger transborder aircraft

    News | 22 Sep 2014 19:25 | Edward Russell

    ​Business is booming at Edmonton International airport, passenger traffic was up nearly 7% on August and new nonstops to Los Angeles and Hawaii in the works.
  • Thales sees LiveTV as key to global connectivity sales

    News | 19 Sep 2014 20:12 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Thales Group gained more than just a handful of new airline customers with its acquisition of LiveTV from JetBlue Airways.
  • WestJet aims for higher-yielding business travellers

    News | 18 Sep 2014 21:05 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​A top WestJet executive predicts that the primarily leisure-focused airline will continue to return strong financial results as it becomes increasingly appealing to business travellers.
  • ANALYSIS: Pearson deal aids Air Canada’s cost cutting

    News | 18 Sep 2014 16:42 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Air Canada’s cost reduction plan remains on track, and will be aided by a deal with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) that will reduce some of the carrier’s operating fees at Toronto Pearson International airport.
  • Air Canada follows WestJet in domestic bag fee

    News | 18 Sep 2014 13:27 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​In a move that mirrors its prime competitor, Air Canada announces that customers travelling domestically on its lowest fares will be charged $25 for a first piece of checked luggage starting today.
  • WestJet adds checked bag fee and ‘tiers’ rewards programme

    News | 15 Sep 2014 13:46 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​WestJet today implemented its first checked baggage fee and overhauled its frequent flyer programme to include three “tier” levels.