WestJet’s Pilots to Allow Long-Haul Expansion to Take Flight

By Paul Riegler on 24 December 2016
  • Share

DSC_0505Canadian carrier WestJet announced that its pilots have given the okay for the company to expand its current wide-body long-haul flights.

The approval of the WestJet Pilots Association, which represents the airline’s 1,380 pilots, was required under the current contract.

WestJet currently offers wide-body flights to London Gatwick and Hawaii on Boeing 767 aircraft. The company said it plans to new long-haul routes and acquire additional wide-body planes to service the new destinations.

On December 23, WestJet set a new record for the number of passengers carried on a single day, with 74,600. The previous record of 74,247 was set on January 3, 2016.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

Accura News

Read previous post:
Lobby Bar – December 23: Reindeer Get High, the Ultimate Instagram, and how Canadians do Security

A Triumphant Triptych of FBT News and Views Picky eater. Jonathan Spira flies in Air Berlin’s business class from New...