Westjet flight status

WestJet History

WestJet Airlines Ltd. was established in the year 1996 with its headquarter located near the Calgary International Airport. This Canadian low-cost carrier provides not only scheduled service but also charter air service to more than 100 destinations around Canada, Europe, Mexico, the United States, Central America, and even at the Caribbean. Today, WestJet holds the title of being the second-largest Canadian carrier. Daily, it operates an average of 777 flights and carrying around 66,000 passengers. In the year 2018, it has been ranked on the 9th placed of being the largest airline in North America by passengers carried which is 25.49 million.

This airline company currently employ 13,000 employees. To give you an idea, WestJet is not yet a part of any airline alliances. For its operations, it makes use of Boeing 737 Next Generation family, Boeing 767 and 787, and Boeing 737 MAX. It also has two direct subsidiaries, namely WestJet Encore and WestJet Link. The former operates Bombardier Q400 while the latter operates the Saab 340B.

WestJet Destinations

WestJet, together with WestJet Encore, being one of its subsidiaries, flies to over 108 destinations in 25 countries in the North and Central America, Europe, and the Caribbean. It also includes those 36 cities in Canada as well as almost 23 destinations in the United States. Currently, the airline company offers most Canadian flights bound to Las Vegas and Orlando. Also, they provide non-stop routes departing from the nine Canadian cities to Las Vegas and around eleven cities to Orlando. WestJet became the largest international carrier, in terms of passengers’ volume, that flies to Las Vegas. On a seasonal basis, it also offers flights to twenty top destinations in the Caribbean and seven in Mexico.

In the year 2016, the flights to London Gatwick Airport commenced. It makes use of the Boeing 737 aircraft. Two years after, the first flight to Europe happened, specifically between Halifax and Paris. The said route makes use of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. In the year 2019, it started to fly directly from Calgary to Dublin and Paris using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. It also announced its new direct route which between Calgary and Atlanta, which makes WestJet the only carrier that is operating a direct flight to the said route. Just recently, in May, its flight to Toronto and Barcelona commenced.

As you fly with WestJet, you can make use of the world’s most popular flight tracking system which enables users to track planes in real-time as seen on their flight tracker map and even get up-to-date flight status and airport information. In addition to this, users can also be aware of the details about the aircraft such as speed, altitude, arrival and departure times, cancellations and even flight delays.

WestJet Fleet

The mainline fleet of WestJet is all manufactured by Boeing. As of 2019, it makes use of Boeing 737-600, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737 MAX 7, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing 737 MAX 10, Boeing 767-300ERM and Boeing 787-9. In totality, there’s 126 aircraft that is currently in service.