Airline tops 60,000 for the first time in its history
CALGARY, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it flew 60,441 guests on
Wednesday, July 31, 2013, setting a new single-day record for guests
travelling with the airline. The previous single-day record was 57,474, set
December 21, 2012.
"As we approach the August long weekend, we thank our guests for choosing to
fly with us in record numbers," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive
Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. "As we continue to
develop our expanding network, introduce new products and appeal to new travel
segments, we are seeing significant growth in the number of new WestJet guests
we are welcoming on board - including business travellers and foreign guests
flying with us as a result of our nearly three dozen airline partnerships
around the world. We are proud to introduce more guests to the caring service
for which our WestJetters are known."
WestJet expects near-record numbers each day through the upcoming long weekend.
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 87
destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by
an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada.
Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,600
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 world. This
year, WestJet launched its new regional airline, WestJet Encore.
About WestJet Vacations
WestJet Vacations provides guests with affordable, reliable and easy-to-book
travel experiences to 55 destinations in 17 countries, including the United
States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging WestJet's fun and friendly image,
extensive network and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations offers
guests a great flight schedule and a wide variety of hotel and resort options
to create fun and affordable vacation experiences. To create an album full of
vacation memories, visit www.westjetvacations.com.
About WestJet Rewards
WestJet Rewards members earn WestJet dollars on WestJet flights, vacation
packages and more. WestJet dollars can be used like cash towards the purchase
of WestJet flights and WestJet Vacations packages on any date to any WestJet
or WestJet Encore destination with no blackout periods, even on seat sales.
More flights equal more benefits, including bonus WestJet dollars and
Jet-Aways. Guests who use their WestJet RBC MasterCard will earn WestJet
dollars even faster.
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