WestJet flight bound for London, England turns back to Calgary over ‘landing gear door issue’

Posted February 13, 2020 12:06 am Updated February 13, 2020 12:11 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A WestJet flight headed from Calgary to London, England on Wednesday night was turned…

WestJet would remain Canadian after Onex deal: transportation regulator

The proposed $3.5-billion acquisition of WestJet Airlines by an affiliate of Onex Corp. moved a step closer to completion after Canada’s transportation regulator determined the airline will continue to meet Canadian ownership and control requirements. The Canadian Transportation Agency said…

Edmonton couple receives $1,800 from WestJet after filing complaint under new passenger rights rules

An Edmonton couple that says they were bumped off a flight for their honeymoon in July has now been compensated by WestJet for the inconvenience and says Canada’s new Air Passenger Protection Regulations helped them address the problem. “The process…

WestJet Airlines Ltd. shareholders vote for acquisition by Onex Corp.

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. says its shareholders and option holders voted to approve a proposed acquisition by Onex Corporation. READ MORE: ‘It’s about stability’: Unifor union president supports Air Canada’s bid for Transat The Calgary-based airline says 92.5 per…

Federal transport minister approves sale of WestJet to Onex at price reduced by 737 Max issues

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has given his approval to the proposed $3.5-billion acquisition of WestJet Airlines by Onex Corp. The Calgary-based airline says the minister determined the deal doesn’t raise public-interest issues for national transportation. WestJet and Onex entered…

Flight attendants with Swoop Airlines certified to be represented by CUPE

The Canadian Union of Public Employees says it has been certified to represent 170 flight attendants at Swoop, the low-cost subsidiary of WestJet Airlines. The union was previously certified by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board to represent flight attendants at…

Onex’s purchase of WestJet prompts Moody’s credit ratings review for possible downgrade

Onex Corp.’s purchase of WestJet Airlines Ltd. has prompted Moody’s Investors Service to place two of the carrier’s credit ratings under review for possible downgrade. The rating agency says it expects Onex to download some of the $5-billion acquisition cost,…