August 23, 2021| 83 0

WestJet restores the Calgary – Orange County route

WestJet today announced it is growing its California network. The airline is reintroducing nonstop service between Orange County/Anaheim and Calgary, initially operating twice weekly, beginning November 4, 2021, and quickly transitioning to three times weekly on December 7, 2021. Additionally, the airline moves from summer flights to providing year …

May 22, 2021| 93 0

500 WestJet Employees Unionize – What Does It Mean?

Over 500 WestJet employees have unionized, joining the Canadian general trade union known as Unifor. Unifor is the largest private-sector union in Canada, with more than 315,000 members across the country. So what does this mean for WestJet? Hundreds of WestJet’s airport agents unionize In what Unifor calls “a major victory,” 531 WestJet airport …

March 28, 2021| 140 0

Multiple Carriers Walk Away With New Heathrow Slots – Here Are The Winners

The new London Heathrow Airport (LHR) slot reports show plenty of new entrants into the historically difficult airport to get into. In addition to JetBlue, several other carriers seem to have gotten Heathrow slots for the summer. Assuming the UK opens up in time for the summer, these airlines could benefit significantly from the new slots. The new r …

March 2, 2021| 114 0

WestJet Reaches Tentative Agreement Over Cabin Crew Contracts

WestJet has announced that it has made a breakthrough in its negotiations with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Canada’s second-largest airline is said to have finally reached an agreement, albeit tentatively, with CUPE Local 4070. This will hopefully result in 3,100 members of cabin crew being covered by a first collective agreement. A miles …

February 6, 2021| 140 0

WestJet Lays Off More Staff And Cabin Crew

Canada’s second-largest airline has had to make some further cuts to its workforce, announcing this past week that 250 staff will be laid off. Citing Canada’s recent restrictions imposed on travel to Mexico and other southern sun destinations, WestJet will lay off 120 cabin crew as of March 2nd. The other 130 WestJet jobs being cut will come from c …

February 4, 2021| 105 0

NAC Delivers First Of 15 Embraer E190s Leased To US Start-Up Breeze

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has delivered its first Embraer ERJ-190 to American start-up Breeze Airways. The delivery marks the second aircraft for Breeze and the first of 15 it will take from lessor NAC. Let’s find out more about the airline’s plans. Growing fleet As Breeze Airways nears the date for its first flight later this year, the carrier h …

January 9, 2021| 100 0

Capybara Strike Leads To LATAM Airbus A320 Diversion

On January 7, a LATAM Brazil Airbus A320-200 suffered a wildlife strike while departing from Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo. The aircraft encountered a capybara on the runway. What happened next? The Airbus A320-200 has a registration PR-MYK. LATAM Brazil was using this aircraft for a flight from Sao Paulo to Pessoa. As The Aviation Her …

January 8, 2021| 172 0

WestJet Reduces Capacity By A Third While Standing Down Employees

Canadian airline WestJet is set to reduce its capacity by a third following the new travel restrictions recently implemented by the government of Canada. Alongside the drop in capacity, the airline expects to stand down the equivalent of 1,000 employees across the organization. Yesterday, Canada brought in new rules stating that passengers can’t ent …

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