April 1 alert: WestJet eases restrictions on pets in the cabin
CALGARY, April 1, 2013
Airline looks to attract more guests who want to travel with the family pet
CALGARY, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced the easing of
restrictions on pets in the cabin. All WestJet flights will now allow for any
type of animal to travel in the cabin provided it fits safely on board the
aircraft. Further, the airline will no longer require animals to be kept in
kennels while on board the aircraft.
"We recognize that a growing number of families want to travel with their
'extended' family and we are proud to be the first airline to offer this type
of service," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet's Vice-President, Communications
and Community Relations.
"Today, the definition of the family pet has grown to include animals beyond a
dog or a cat and our more liberal approach will allow these guests and all
their pets to move freely about the cabin."
Further information about this initiative can be found at
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destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by
an award-winning culture of animal care, WestJet clawed back the high cost of
air travel in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has
more than 9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100
Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet
strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the
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