Highlights / WestJet

Health, International, Society

A family’s emotional nightmare unfolds in plain sight in Vancouver

It was one of those nightmare scenarios that every family fears to the very roots of its collective bones. Elderly parents, strangers in a strange land with no knowledge of English, get marooned in an airport, abandoned and terrified while» 

Economy, International, Society

Boeing jet ban affecting Canadians but not drastically

Since most airlines “fly full,” these days, Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s announcement Wednesday that Canada was joining countries around the world in grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft for safety reasons is throwing many Canadians’ travel schedules into limbo and» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 jets

Joining countries around the world, Canada is grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 jets immediately. Roughly three-quarters of the 737 Max 8 planes world-wide have now been pulled from use since the Ethiopian Airlines crash last Sunday that killed all» 

Society

WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly to strike

Pilots for the WestJet airline company have given their union a mandate to strike by a vote of 91 per cent. The union will however resume negotiations next week and has said that it would not call a strike until» 

Economy, Society

WestJet to launch a new no-frills carrier

WestJet says it plans to launch a new, ultra-low-cost carrier in Canada later this year to provide Canadian travellers with no-frills travel options. Service is expected to start in late 2017 with an initial fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft “subject to» 

Economy, Society

Workplace harassment getting more attention

Several reports of workplace harassment have made headlines recently in Canada bringing the issue to the attention of the public and employers. A woman is suing the WestJet airline for allegedly failing to protect her from sexual assault by a» 

Economy, Politics

Transport Canada grants airline exemption on attendant to passenger ratio

Transport Canada granted WestJet Airlines Ltd. an exemption Monday to allow the airline to use a ratio of one flight attendant for every 50 passenger seats onboard an aircraft. Regulations currently require one flight attendant for every 40 passengers on»