Coronavirus: WestJet extends international flight suspensions to May 4

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 30, 2020 1:57 pm Updated March 30, 2020 2:02 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it is cancelling all transatlantic…

Coronavirus: Health officials confirm case on Calgary to Kamloops WestJet flight

Posted March 26, 2020 3:50 pm Updated March 26, 2020 4:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A WestJet flight from Calgary to Kamloops this past weekend had a confirmed case…

Okotoks mom diagnosed with COVID-19 warns about the importance of self-isolation

An Okotoks, Alberta woman who tested positive for COVID-19 is warning others about the importance of self-isolation. Leah Beingessner left Calgary for Cancun, Mexico on March 2 and returned on a WestJet flight on March 12. Just one day later,…

WestJet to cut workforce by nearly 6,900 people amid COVID-19 pandemic

March 24 2020 8:16pm Calgary-based WestJet has announced it will cut back its workforce by nearly half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gil Tucker has the details. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] !=…

WestJet announces layoffs for nearly 50% of staff due to COVID-19, Air Canada reduces pilots

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says roughly half of its 14,000 employees will leave the company — some temporarily — due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Related News The 6,900 departures comprise early retirements, resignations and both voluntary and involuntary leaves after WestJet…

Coronavirus pandemic: WestJet suspending international travel

One of Canada’s biggest airlines is suspending international flights amidst a global effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In a statement on its website late Monday evening, WestJet president and CEO Ed Sims said the airline would…

WestJet flight attendants anticipate layoffs due to coronavirus pandemic

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 13, 2020 2:28 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The union representing WestJet flight attendants is expecting layoffs of more than 50 per cent…

Air Canada waives fees on rebookings up to 24 hours before travel due to coronavirus

Air Canada says travellers can rebook recently purchased flights that depart before May without incurring a fee as part of the airline’s latest response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. READ MORE: WHO declares novel coronavirus disease a pandemic The new…

How are Canada’s biggest airlines cleaning planes amid coronavirus outbreak?

The spread of the novel coronavirus is top of mind for many Canadians, particularly those who travel. So what are Canada’s largest airlines doing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak? Related News As of Tuesday morning, travel health advisories were…

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…