WestJet Airlines Reviews


WestJet Airlines Reviews

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canadian low-cost carrier that provides scheduled and charter air service to 88 destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Founded in 1996, it is currently the second-largest Canadian air carrier, behind Air Canada, operating an average of 425 flights and carrying over 45,000 passengers per day. In 2012, WestJet carried 17,453,352 passengers, making it the ninth-largest airline in North America by passengers carried.

WestJet is a public company with more than 9,600 employees, is non-unionized and is not part of any airline alliance. It operates variants of a single aircraft type, all from the Boeing 737 Next Generation family, and its subsidiary WestJet Encore also operates the Bombardier Q400. The airline’s headquarters is located adjacent to the Calgary International Airport, and its largest hub, in terms of daily departures, is Toronto Pearson International Airport. WestJet and WestJet Encore currently fly to 88 destinations in 18 countries throughout North and Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe including 34 cities in Canada and 21 in the United States. WestJet’s largest hub in terms of daily departures is Toronto Pearson International Airport, the airline’s main connection point in Eastern Canada. WestJet had passenger revenues of $3.4 billion (CAD) in 2012, and reported annual 2012 earnings of C$1.78 per share, a year-over-year increase of 68% compared with 2011 EPS.

WestJet came in first place in the Airline Staff Service Excellence (North America) and second place in the Best Low-Cost Airline (North America) categories at the 2010 World Airline Awards.

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