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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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  • ANALYSIS: Airline traffic sets steady pace in first half

    News | 20 Aug 2014 09:27 | Graham Dunn

    Airline passenger traffic among leading carriers grew 4.7% in the first half of the year, as the industry continues its recent return to more steady traffic growth.
  • ANALYSIS: Air Canada and WestJet add seats as costs converge

    News | 13 Aug 2014 16:01 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    In 2013, capacity from Canada’s airports was unchanged from the year before. But this year the nation’s two largest carriers — Air Canada and WestJet — are back in expansion mode, acquiring new aircraft and targeting long-haul untapped transoceanic markets.
  • ANALYSIS: Air Canada trims costs while focusing overseas

    News | 07 Aug 2014 20:52 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Air Canada’s efforts to reduce unit costs continue to pay off as the Montreal-based carrier executes a plan to boost long-haul flying and expand the reach of its low-cost subsidiary Rouge.
  • ANALYSIS: North America airline market review July 2014

    News | 05 Aug 2014 10:31 | Edward Russell

    North American carriers announced strong second quarter profits in July, with Delta Air Lines and American Airlines leading the pack.
  • WestJet seeks to expand JAL codeshare to US flights

    News | 30 Jul 2014 14:43 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Calgary-based WestJet has requested permission from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to place Japan Airlines' flight code on WestJet flights between Canada and any point in the USA.
  • ANALYSIS: WestJet eyes new baggage fees, more codeshares

    News | 29 Jul 2014 20:42 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    After reporting another quarter of profits on 29 July, executives at Calgary-based WestJet laid out a growth strategy they say will better prepare the carrier to counter threats from potential new entrants into Canada's low-fare air market.